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Discovery of damaged fuel rods during core unloading and fuel inspections

In October 2013 the refuelling outage started in the Krško NPP. During transfer of fuel assemblies from the reactor to the spent fuel pool a 50 cm long segment of a fuel rod was found at the bottom of fuel transfer channel. Visual inspection of all fuel assemblies unloaded from reactor core showed open defects in 9 fuel rods cladding of 4 fuel assemblies. These 9 fuel rods were all broken with some parts of cladding and fuel pellets missing. The cause of such extensive fuel cladding failure is secondary degradation by zirconium hydride.

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Incident with nuclear fuel bars in Slovenian Krsko

Friday, October 25, 2013

During a regular maintenance of the nuclear power plant “Krsko” in Slovenia damages have been found on bars for the nuclear fuel. It was determined that one of the bars fell down to the bottom of the reactor with water.

Nuclear plant is still functioning, but it is not known until when, although reasons for this incident are unknown.

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Politika: Slovenia will build second unit in Krsko NPP on Sava river

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ljubljana. The state-managed energy company GEN Energy in Slovenia, which owns half of Krsko NPP, has filed an application with the Economy Ministry in Ljubljana for a permit to build a second unit in the nuclear power plant, Serbian Politika daily writes.
The other part of the power plant in Krsko is owned by Croatia. The country will not participate in the construction of the second unit, which will be situated on the Sava river, some 30 km away from Zagreb.

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The Atomic Berisha

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, has proposed constructing a nuclear power plant in Albania. The Berlusconi government in Italy is the first strategic partner to receive his request for cooperation. Experts and analysts interpret the proposal as a joke; environmentalists again suggest alternative sources.

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Nuclear Power Plant Loan Paid Off

Monday, December 8, 2008

Krsko, 2 December (STA) - GEN Energija, the owner of Slovenia's half of the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant (NEK), paid off at the end of November the last installment of the loan taken out by Slovenia in 1983 to finance its share in the construction of what remains the country's sole N-plant.

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Croatian Greens Condemn Nuclear Plans

Friday, August 22, 2008

Zagreb _ Croatian environmentalists are calling on the government to rethink its energy strategy as the government pushes on with plans to build the country’s first nuclear plant.

“After assessing our natural resources we decided to go for sustainable development with pillars in environmentally responsible agriculture, viticulture and responsible tourism. Nuclear energy can jeopardise it all,” said Jovan Jelic, the head of Croatia’s municipality of Erdut as he announced the start of a national anti-nuclear campaign.

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Unidentified leakage from the primary circuit in excess of TS limit

The Krsko NPP was safely shut down on 4 June 2008 at 8:10 p.m. (local time), after a primary circuit leak was detected at 3:07 p.m. on the same day. The leak of about 3 m3/h has exceeded the limit of the plant Technical specifications and required the plant to shut down. The event was classified as an unusual event. There was no demand on the safety systems. The loss of coolant was controlled by the charging flow. There was no need for off-site protective measures since there were no releases to the environment.

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European scare a blip in nuclear power's advance

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vienna - Nuclear power is on the advance worldwide, and a recent safety scare in Europe is highly unlikely to stop it.

Nearly 440 nuclear reactors churn out electricity across the globe and more than 30 new plants are being built as the world's energy appetite grows and oil prices soar.

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Ukraine admits 'insignificant' nuclear plant leak

Monday, June 9, 2008

KIEV, June 6 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine's state nuclear power utility Energoatom has admitted that a small leak occurred at water-moderated reactor in the country's northwest on May 29, but said no radioactive materials were released.

The announcement follows rumors circulated in the Ukrainian media over the past few days of rising radiation levels in the area. Energoatom released a statement on June 3 saying the country's four nuclear plants were running smoothly.

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No more nuclear 'taboo,' Croatian leader says

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vienna - Croatia must "lift the taboo" on nuclear power and have a broad debate on its energy future, Prime Minister Ivo Sanader said Saturday. Sanader's remarks to Austrian national radio came just days after a coolant leak focused attention on Slovenia's Krsko nuclear reactor, located near the Croatian border and jointly owned by both countries.

"I believe we will have to debate energy policy very shortly in Austria as well as in Croatia," Sanader said. "As part of that, we simply have to lift the taboo on nuclear power."

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