The operator of Germany’s Isar 2 nuclear power plant has informed the environment ministry of a leak at the site, the governmental ministry announced on Monday.
E.ON, one of Europe’s largest energy network operators, has informed the federal government — as per German law — of the leak at the Isar 2 plant in Bavaria. The site had been planned to go offline at the end of the year under the country’s plan to phase out nuclear power.
While the damage to the reactor poses no threat to public safety, it does come at a time when the German government is hastily arranging its winter energy plan in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The subsequent plunge in energy imports from Russia since the conflict broke out has prompted a policy change in Berlin, with the…