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Finnish Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Shut Down After Radioactive Leak via Sputnik

According to nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima, one of the reactors at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in western Finland was shut down on Friday due to a minor leakage.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – One of the reactors at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in western Finland was shut down on Friday due to a minor leakage of radioactive liquid, nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima said in a press release.”​Defective fuel rods have been found at OL1 nuclear power plant unit. Electricity production at the plant unit will be stopped for the duration of the work on Monday 11 April 2016,” the press release reads.

According to the press release, three fuel assemblies are expected to be removed from the reactor and replaced with new assemblies. The replacement is due to last for one week.

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