Leak reported at German nuclear power plant could complicate country’s winter energy plan

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The operator of the German nuclear power plant Isar 2 informed the Environment Ministry on Monday of a leak at the facility, which did not endanger safety but could disrupt the government’s winter energy strategy.

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If the plant continues to operate after December 31, the ministry warned, it would require a one-week maintenance period, during which operations would come to a halt.

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Under Germany’s nuclear phase-out plan, the Isar 2 nuclear power plant in the southern state of Bavaria should close by the end of the year.

The Environment Ministry said that both the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Economy were “examining the new situation and its implications for the design and implementation of the reserve reserve”.

According to the Ministry of the Environment, “the new situation and its implications for the design and implementation of the reserve reserve are under investigation”.

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According to the Environment Ministry, PreussenElektra, a subsidiary of E.ON (EONGn.DE) and the operator of Isar 2, has reported that the reactor may remain online until its scheduled shutdown date.

A week-long closure in October is essential if the facility is to remain in operation next year.

(With input from Reuters)

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