The Krško nuclear power plant (NEK) is now operational once again, with the generator reconnected to the grid on Friday at 21:37. According to its official website, the plant is currently running at 28% capacity, with plans to gradually increase this in accordance with operational procedures. This decision comes after independent verification of the activities by authorized organizations of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Nuclear Safety, who have given a positive opinion for putting the plant back into operation.
The operators of NEK noticed an increased leakage of the primary cooling circuit in the protective fence on October 4th, leading to a preventive decision to stop work. However, it’s important to note that nuclear safety was not threatened as the leakage was within the limits that allow normal operation and there was no release of radionuclides into the environment.