Hirsch: turbine problems at Temelin could pose serious threat

06-05-2001

Physicist and international nuclear safety expert Helmut Hirsch has warned that continuing turbine problems at the Temelin nuclear power could be highly dangerous. Temelin has been shut down repeatedly in recent months due to turbine faults. Mr Hirsch says that the company in charge of constructing the plant, the energy utility CEZ, is not telling the truth when it says the turbine poses no threat because it is not part of the primary reactor. According to Mr Hirsch, if the turbine is faulty, the reactor has to be shut off periodically, which could create further faults of a much more serious nature

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