[Machine Translation] The precautionary terror alarm in German nuclear power plants last Friday (March 10) apparently had far greater dimensions than previously assumed. The nuclear power plant operators RWE, PreussenElektra (formerly E.ON) and EnBW confirmed against the WDR that the alarm was triggered in seven of the eight still in operation and in several decommissioned nuclear power plants throughout the Federal territory. According to the WDR, at least 17 nuclear reactors were affected at twelve sites across Germany. So far, only five nuclear power stations in northern Germany were mentioned. Most of the plants had been evacuated for about an hour. The occasion was a nationwide so-called “Renegade” -coral arm, in which a terrorist attack with a commercial aircraft is assumed. This alarm had triggered a Boeing 787 of the Indian carrier “Air India”, to which the radio contact had temporarily broken off on Friday morning.
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