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IAEA Informed by Slovenian Authority that Krško Nuclear Power Plant to Reconnect to Grid Tonight

43/2020
Vienna, Austria

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been informed by the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA) that reactor start up procedures were initiated at the Krško nuclear power plant today, and that the plant is scheduled to resume connection to the grid at 21:00 UTC tonight. The power plant automatically shut down yesterday following an earthquake with the epicentre in the town of Petrinja, Croatia, around 80 kilometres away.

SNSA informed the IAEA that Krško’s safety systems had operated as expected, and that detailed inspections yesterday had shown no damage to the power plant’s systems and equipment due to the earthquake.

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