Wave of jellyfish shut down nuclear power plant | News
SWEDEN (CNN)- Another shutdown has been confirmed, but instead of politics, you can blame sea creatures.
A large amount of jellyfish inhabiting a cooling-water intake at a major Swedish nuclear plant caused operators to manually shut down production at its largest reactor this week, according to OKG, the company that runs the plant.
“The operations management at unit o3 chose to disconnect the facility from the grid at noon on Sunday due to a large amount of jellyfish present at the cooling water intake,” an OKG statement said.
“This decision is the preventive safety measure in order for the unit to not be automatically shut down due to too-low cooling in the condenser.”
The plant, located 19 miles north of Oskarshamn on the southeast Baltic coast, is Sweden’s first commercial nuclear plant.
Since 1999, jellyfish have threatened plants in the Philippines, Japan, the United States and Scotland, according to media reports.
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