NUCLEAR INCIDENT TO BE INVESTIGATED
Transport regulations were definitely broken
By Helmut Loelhoeffel
| Bonn - On Wednesday the atomic energy industry is due
to discuss with the environment ministry the most recent nuclear safety
incident that occured during the transport of radioactive material.
The "Frankfurter Rundschau" learnt in Bonn on Monday that the ministry expects "specific improvements" and explanations "why the ministry was kept in the dark about the matter".
In addition to this it is currently investigating the meaning of the word
"exterieur". The word is included in an official French report and
The report is expected in Bonn at the end of May. The course of events will be evaluated in the invetigation "to avoid a repeat of the incident", as it was put by the ministry of the environment.
After this the loading techniques of the German power station operators and for other
nuclear reprocessing plants such as Sellafield must be revised. According to the latest
information it is "definite" that there was a "breach of the current
On the one hand the leak caused no extra radiation and no immediate danger. On
Tuesday, federal and state government experts are consulting an expert
According to French measurements the railway waggons were emitting radiation at 3,000
times the allowed limit.
Bearbeitet am: 19.05.1998 /ad
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