Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden Closes Due to Jellyfish Swarm

Posted on October 2, 2013

The Oskarshamn nuclear power station in Sweden had to shut down because of a jellyfish swarm. The jellyfish clogged up pipes that carry cooling water to the turbines. Oskarshamn says this cooling water has no connection with the cooling of the reactor. Oskarshamn said in a statement, "At noon on Sunday 29 September, the production at unit Oskarshamn 3 (O3) was manually shut down due to a large amount of jellyfish present at the cooling water intake."

ITN says the pipes have been unclogged and normal operations at the plant will soon resume. Take a look:

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