Czech nuclear plant shuts down again

08-01-2001

The controversial Czech nuclear power station at Temelin shut itself down on Sunday after a minor technical problem triggered safety systems. The plant's operator, the power company CEZ, said in a statement that the shutdown occurred after a minor technical glitch. It said the Soviet-designed station's reactor had already begun producing power again. The plant is to undergo a series of tests in the next few months following an agreement by the Czech and Austrian governments before it goes into full operation in the spring.