Temelin shutdown again
The Temelin nuclear power plant in South Bohemia has been shutdown for the second time in less than a week due to turbine problems. According to the plant's spokesman, engineers at Temelin discovered vibrations in the turbine and ordered it turned off for two days for repairs. Output at the plant's first reactor has been reduced to under two percent. Temelin has suffered a series of setbacks since it commenced test operations last October, and had been on line for just days following a shutdown at the weekend. Austrian environmentalists, who are strongly opposed to Temelin, have been strongly critical of the latest shutdown.
Author: Nick Careyrun audio