Temelín reactor back online

Reactor number one at Temelín Nuclear Power Station was brought back online on Sunday after a planned shutdown. The unit is currently running at 80% and will reach full power in the middle of the week. The reactor was taken offline primarily so as to exchange a fourth of the fuel for units from the Russian company TVEL, which began a ten-year contract for Temelín last year. Three CASTOR containers carrying spent fuel were removed. Roughly a thousand employees of ČEZ and some 50 subcontractor companies took part in the suspension.