The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been informed by the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA) that the Krško Nuclear Power Plant automatically shut down and is in a safe state following the earthquake in Petrinja, Croatia, that took place today at 11:19 UTC. The national regulatory authority also informed the IAEA that there are no environmental impacts and that preventive inspections of systems and equipment at the nuclear power plant are ongoing.
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A nuclear power plant in Slovenia was closed as a precaution on Tuesday after an earthquake hit Croatia, killing a child and injuring dozens of others. Many buildings were levelled by the 6.3 magnitude quake, Croatia’s largest in 140 years. The army was called in to support rescue efforts as local footage showed children being pulled from the rubble. The epicentre was at the town of Petrinja, around 50km south of Zagreb, in central Croatia.
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Slovenia’s single-unit Krško nuclear power station is in a safe sate after it was automatically shut down earlier on 29 December as a result of an earthquake in neighbouring Croatia, according to the national nuclear regulator.
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World Nuclear News 29th Dec 2020 read more »
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck central Croatia on Tuesday, killing seven people, injuring more than 20 and rattling several neighbouring countries, officials and residents said. In Slovenia, the STA news agency said the country’s sole nuclear power plant, 100 km (60 miles) from the epicentre, was shut down as a precaution.
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