Brunsbüttel Nuclear Power Station back in operation

Brunsb|ttel Nuclear Power Station back in operation Brunsb|ttel Nuclear Power Station has gone back into operation today, 25 March 2003, following approval by the responsible nuclear power supervisory authority in Germany. Vattenfall's German subsidiary, Vattenfall Europe AG in Berlin, owns 67 per cent of the power station. The power station was put out of operation on 18 February 2002 after a broken pipe was found in the containment during an inspection. The pipe was breached due to a reaction of radiolysis gas (hydrogen gas and oxygen from the decomposition of water) that had gathered unnoticed in this pipe. The broken pipe has been removed and damage to surrounding parts caused by sharp fragments has been repaired. A number of special measures have also been taken to prevent similar occurrences in the future. In addition, an extensive inspection of the safety pipes has been carried out. Tests in connection with the delivery of the new training simulator had previously revealed that the safety system did not act as planned in some cases. The deviations revealed have been remedied and the system now behaves correctly during testing. Following completion of these measures, the operating company, Kernkraftwerk Brunsb|ttel GmbH, reported to the supervisory authority in Kiel on 17 March 2003 that the power station was ready to come back online. From Vattenfall's Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 50 10. For more information, please contact: Johannes Altmeppen, Head of Communications, Vattenfall Europe AG, telephone +49 (0)30 8182-2300, mobile +49 (0)171 553 72 69. Martin May, Head of Group Media Relation, Vattenfall AB, telephone +46 (0)8 739 52 70, mobile +46 (0)70 539 52 70. Vattenfall's vision is to be a leading European energy company. Vattenfall's main products are electricity and heat. Today, Vattenfall generates power and supplies energy to several million customers in the Nordic region and northern Europe. The largest electricity customers are industrial plants and energy companies. For more information, see www.vattenfall.com . Under NEWS & COMMENTS you will find media service, including Press Releases and Key Events. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/25/20030325BIT00930/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/25/20030325BIT00930/wkr0002.pdf

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