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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 11:46 AM
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Forsmark reactor may restart soon.
In spite of the fact that the recent shutdown of the Forsmark nuclear reactor - which engendered international news coverage and wiped out all living things in Sweden except for two guys wearing radiation suits - raised the level of concern about nuclear power, the two surviving Swedes have apparently decided they can restart the reactor soon.

The nuclear reactor at the Forsmark power plant could be restarted soon, after tests in Germany appeared to explain what had happened in the incident that caused the shutdown.

The power plant is due to send further reports to the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate (SKI) in the next few days. SKI says it will then take about a week to consider the report.

If SKI approves the proposals contained in the report, there will not be a need for significant building work at Forsmark.

"We do not need to rebuild the whole plant," Forsmark spokesman Claes-Inge Andersson said.

The computer simulations were carried out at and AEG factory in Germany at the weekend. AEG was the manufacturer of the equipment that failed. The simulations gave produced exactly the same chain of events as the real incident at Forsmark, so engineers are confident that they now know what happened...
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