Czech Officials deny rumors of Dukovany nuclear power plant closure

The Dukovany nuclear power plant was never at risk of being shut down, despite reports to the contrary in the Czech media, according to Euratom Supply Agency (ESA) Chief Stamatios Tsalas.

Business daily E15 ran an exclusive story Oct. 3, subsequently picked up by other news outlets, that claimed the plant in Moravia could be closed for allegedly breaching European Union regulations over the supply of its enriched uranium.

The story had looked set to trigger another wave of criticism against the use of nuclear power in the country, after a leaked EU document in the German media apparently showed Dukovany and its sister plant at Temelín, near the Austrian border, came up short in recent stress tests.

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