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Zurich`s nuclear risk and your iodide tablets

Contents Introduction Zurich`s nuclear risks include the Leibstadt nuclear power station which is 45 minutes away from Zurich. It is now back in operation after a recent shutdown due to a technical fault and approval from the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI). Details of the technical fault were not disclosed. The public information release by the operator merely made mention of “a technical fault in the non-nuclear part of the power plant.” Following the shut down on last Saturday, ENSI, were quick to state that the protection of the population and the environment had been guaranteed at all times. The reactor went through a “quick shutdown” process and the measurement systems and sensors at or close to the plant did not show any increase in radioactivity, What makes the shutdown interesting is that there were two shutdowns last year in April and May 2019 due to technology issues. The status of the Liebstadt nuclear power plant became a little better understood after an investigation and Federal report concluded in August 2019 the site had a number of problems including some staffing issues. Many Zurich residents hear about the issues second or third hand. Most know little about the problems

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