The Emsland nuclear power plant in Germany has been taken off grid after leakage was detected, according to its operator RWE Power AG and the German state of Lower Saxony’s environment ministry.
The 1,400-megawatt plant located in northern Germany near Lingen was taken offline at around 1 pm local time (11:00 GMT) on Friday.
The plant’s operator said it was shut down as a precautionary measure, after a leak was detected in a sample line used to monitor the boron content of reactor coolant.
According to the environment ministry no radioactivity escaped from the plant. An investigation into the causes has been launched.