Germany, July 18th 2009:
The environment ministry now examines high radiation caused in the research reactor “Jülich” map near the town “Karlsruhe”. In the 1970ies few scandals happened there and they need to be inspected again. Jülich came into service in 1963. It is a pebble bed reactor. It went offline in 1978 after the worst case scenario nearly happend. Source
The moderator inside of Jülich is Graphit – just like in Chernobyl. The electric output was 15 MW. Due to it’s high radiation it is not possible to transfer the reactor into a waste disposal. Jülich is under a sarcophagus – for the next hundred years. It’s Germany’s Micro-Chernobyl.
In the meantime even pro-atomic power Government party “CDU” wants that scandal operators get their licence revoked (Source).