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Slovene Nuclear Power Plant Safe from Earthquakes

Ljubljana, 25 November - Results of the Phare geophysical and geological research in the area of the Krsko-based nuclear power plant (NEK) was presented on Saturday in the Slovene capital of Ljubljana by the Slovene Geological Institute. According to the latest results the Krsko basin is not a tectonic dike with faults on the north and south side, but a dish-like structure with some minor joints, which do not cut through the newer geological layers. The research discovered no active joints in the NEK area that could cause earth-quakes and affect the NEK project earthquake parameters calculations. According to the research data these parameters are not questionable.

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