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LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), February 17 (SeeNews) – Slovenia's sole nuclear power plant Krsko was reconnected to the grid on Friday afternoon, after it shut down automatically on Thursday morning due to a faulty water valve, the plant's operator said.
The shutdown was due to deviations in the work of a valve regulating water supply to the classical, or non-nuclear, part of the plant.
Following diagnostic work, the transducer - a device converting flow signals into pressure signals - of the faulty valve was replaced, Krsko said in a statement.
"The short-term outage of the plant had absolutely no impact on the environment," Krsko said.
Krsko was built in Slovenia near the border with Croatia in the 1970s, when the two countries were still part of the former Yugoslavia. The two neighbours share the power plant's output.