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Northern German nuclear plants set domestic malfunction record

The German state Schleswig-Holstein was the unfortunate holder of the record for most incidents at nuclear power plants in 2018.

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18 malfunctions were reported on nuclear facilities in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein in 2018, a year in which the number of incident reports was the highest ever in Germany, writes Danish newspaper Jydske Vestkysten.

In the state of Schleswig-Holstein, nuclear power plant Brokdorf had ten so-called mandatory-reporting malfunctions in 2018, while neighboring plant Brunsbüttel had eight. Thereby, the two plants in Schleswig-Holstein top the list of reporting-required incidents among all reactors across Germany. Last year, there were a total of 78 filed reports in the federal republic.

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