Swedish nuclear plant reduces production due to warm seawater

German and Frech nuclear plants are not alone with their reactor-cooling troubles due to warm rivers and seas. Sweden is also also affected by these problems and is now shutting down the reactor Ringhals-2.

Photo: Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/AP

The European energy sector is struggling in the heat, with the latest news that Sweden's reactors have been impacted by this year's high summer temperatures.

Swedish utility Vattenfall announced in a press statement Monday its decision to shut down the reactor Ringhals-2 due to warm seawater used to cool the plant.

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