Croatian Electrical Company Hid Info on Krsko

Friday, June 6, 2008

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Zagreb media have slammed the Croatian government because Croatia was the last to learn about what was going on at the Krsko nuclear power plant which is located in Slovenia, as well as what kind of malfunction it was.

Despite the fact that a quarter of Croatian citizens live in and around Zagreb, the Croatian Electrical Company (HEP) held back information that there had been a malfunction at the plant for more than three hours, The Earth Times reported.

Security expert Pavle Kalinic said that he had been informed about the problem at the plant by friends in Austria and that he had estimated the situation as a threat to Zagreb, the paper reported.

According to Croatian media, Croatia were kept clueless, while all EU countries knew about the situation and had called for immediate action.

Krsko nuclear power plant director Stane Rozman told a Slovene radio this morning that the malfunction was not unusual for a nuclear power plant of this type and that shutting the plant down was usual practice.

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