Temelin repairs complete

The Temelin nuclear power plant is back on line, after being disconnected from the Czech Republic's electricity grid on Friday. The plant went off line after the discovery of an oil leak, just hours after it had received permission to go back on-line. Temelin has suffered a series of setbacks since commencing test operations last year. The plant is fiercely opposed by Austrian environmentalists, who say its mixture of Soviet design and American technology is dangerous. The plant's operators, the state-owned energy utility CEZ, say Temelin is safe, and that such problems are normal during test operations at a nuclear power plant. This latest shutdown has brought further calls from Austrian environmentalists for Temelin to be shut down altogether. Temelin has now been reconnected to the electricity grid as part of further test operations, and is at thirty percent of its maximum output.