October – Nuclear power plant shut down by jellyfish

Nuclear power plant shut down by jellyfish


Plant operator E.On shut down Oskarshamn-3, a unit of Sweden’s most powerful nuclear power plant, after an intake port for cooling water became choked with jellyfish swimming in the waters along the Baltic coast. The 1,400 MW power plant, which is more than 200 miles south of Stockholm, provides about 5 percent of Sweden’s electric power.

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