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Slovenia's Krsko Atomic Plant Shut Down After River Surge

Slovenia’s only nuclear plant was shut down after heavy rain and snow caused an increase in the flow of the nearby river used for cooling the system.

The plant in Krsko, eastern Slovenia, shut down yesterday at 10:58 a.m. as “the Sava river flow increased and brought along great quantities of leaves and other impurities, which are lowering the effectiveness of the cooling system,” it said in an e-mail statement. The shutdown caused “no impact to the environment or the people.”