Temelin reactor to be restarted this week

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The spokesman of the Temelin nuclear power plant in the south of the Czech Republic has said that repairs to the main turbine of the plant's first reactor are almost complete, and it will be put into trial operation again within the next few days. Problems with the turbine led to the reactor being shut down at the beginning of May. The spokesman denied claims in the media that the problems with the turbine were more serious than originally thought. On Sunday, the Austrian protest group "Stop Temelin" released a statement condemning a recent Czech report on the impact of the plant on the environment. They described the report as a collection of jokes, and accused the Czech side of ignoring all recommendations put forward by Austria.