“Nuclear power plant remains closed“
The Philippsburg nuclear power plant’s second generating unit near the German city of Karlsruhe will stay offline longer than planned, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports. According to a spokesperson of Baden-Württemberg’s federal state government, the unit will not be in operation before the end of March. An analysis carried out by the inspecting authority revealed a faulty emergency cooling system, meaning the plant would not be secure in the event of a major shock such as a plane crash, the article explains. Philippsburg’s first generating unit was decommissioned in March 2011, shortly after Germany’s decision to speed up its nuclear exit. The second generating unit is slated for decommissioning in late 2019.