Temelin to go on-line again in two weeks

11-02-2001

Nuclear fission at the Temelin power station will start again within two weeks and tests on the first block will continue. Temelin was stopped in the middle of January because of excessive vibrations of the main steam pipeline leading to the turbine. Engineers later discovered a large crack in the pipe and had to replace it. After the new tests are finished, the power station will ask the State Office for Nuclear Safety for permission to increase output to 45 percent of the nominal value.