Nuclear power plant lowers output to protect fish


Switzerland’s Beznau nuclear power plant photographed in July 2019. The facility uses the river Aare for cooling.

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A nuclear power plant in Switzerland is lowering its output in order to prevent the river that cools it from hitting temperature levels dangerous to marine life, in the latest example of how Europe’s current heatwave is having wide-reaching effects.

On Monday, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation’s international unit, citing the country’s public broadcaster SRF, said the Beznau nuclear power plant had “temporarily scaled back operations” to stop the temperature of the River Aare from rising “to levels that are dangerous for fish.”

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