Philippsburg. Block 2 of the Philippsburg nuclear power station (KKP 2) is to be shut down by its operator, EnBW Kernkraft GmbH (EnKK), today. The reason for this is the security-focused behaviour of EnBW. After the power plant is shut down, oil samples are to be taken from the insulating candles in the generator transformers area. This is not possible when the plant is in full operation. Operational measurements had already suggested that the insulating quality of the oil could be reduced. The samples should shed light on this.
Compulsory reporting in accordance with the Registration Regulation (AtSMV) is not currently necessary. The supervisory authorities, the Ministry of the Environment in Baden-Württemberg, has been informed about the procedure.