Petten nuclear reactor shut down after leak

The nuclear reactor at Petten which carries out research and produces isotopes for medical use was shut down on Monday following the discovery of a small leak in a cooling water pipe.


The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG), which operates the facility, said there is no risk to the public. NRG has started an investigation into the cause of the leak and expects the unit to be out of use for several days.