[Machine Translation] In the nuclear power plant Neckarwestheim a leak has been discovered during a tour in Block II in the control area. This was announced by the Ministry of the Environment on Friday in Stuttgart. As a result of the leak on a pipeline behind a circulation pump discovered on 22 December, about 100 liters of radioactive concentrate had leaked into the control area of the reactor auxiliary building. However, this has no or only a very low safety significance, said the Ministry. The operator had shut off the pump. The affected area had been decontaminated, people were not harmed. The cause will be further investigated. The system will be out of service until the repair is complete.
Suddeutsche Zeitung 29th Dec 2017 read more »