Vattenfall has admitted it has been struck by an oil leak at a nuclear reactor it operates in Sweden.
The Scandinavian utility company stated production was halted at the nuclear reactor Ringhals 2 on Monday (June 18th) as a result of the leak.
However, it is claimed it is a simple technical error and the oil has spilled outside of the reactor.
The company has not yet revealed how long it expects production at the site to be suspended while it deals with the problem.
An investigation could be launched at the site to see if hazard identification methods need to be improved to prevent an incident such as this from happening again in the future.
Vattenfall is one of the largest energy companies in Europe and has offices in countries such as Germany, Denmark, Poland and Belgium. It employs more than 100 people in the UK and this figure has risen over the course of the last few years.
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