In the present case, we were really close to stop, the temperature of the river was two tenths of a decade when it closed the power plant.

The Danube, which serves the cooling of the power station – because of the low water level – has been warmed up to a level that, according to the nuclear power plant, is an "administrative limit for the operation of the blocks", the communication department of the nuclear power plant replied in response to the questions from G7.hu.

According to the law, such steps can take place if the water temperature of the Danube is more than 30 degrees 500 meters above the entry point of the cooling water in the power plant and we were very close to it.

Even the basic temperature of the river was not far from the border, but how close it was to Paks can not be said, because the Paks metrology unit of the Directorate-General Water was defective in early August. Because of the formation of a reef, the unit transmitted poor data and was manually transferred to the authority. On the other hand, in contrast to automatic hour measurements, they only made one day, and seven in the morning when the Danube was the coldest.

The highest morning temperature recorded at 26.8 degrees, however, could rise by 1.2 to 1.5 degrees during the day and the power plant could drop another 3-4 to the measurement point.

Paks was probably the highest 29.8 degrees as they were measured.

The closure of Paks would be virtually disastrous for domestic electricity supply, as the power plant accounts for more than half of total domestic production.

Finally, performance was not necessary, because it was done alone: ​​one block was defective and did not produce it since mid-August. In Unit 3 the second half of this week was promised to restart and on Friday the intention was that this block would work on the same capacity as the night.

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