Temelin reactor No 2 loaded with fuel
Meanwhile, staff at the Temelin nuclear power plant, which is owned and operated by CEZ, say they have finished loading fuel into the plant's second reactor. The fuel has been checked by Temelin staff as well as by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Czech Republic's State Authority for Nuclear Safety, and the reactor is now prepared for test launch. Temelin's first reactor was launched in October 2000, amid protests from neighbouring Austria and Germany. The plant's opponents say Temelin's mixture of Soviet-era design and Western operating technology poses a risk to safety; the Czech government insists the plant is safe.