3 Apr 2006
BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities are changing 150 locks at a
nuclear power plant after its owner said they had lost keys to a
security area, a ministry spokesman in the south western state of
Baden-Wuerttemberg said on Monday.
Plant operator EnBW said that in spite of intensive searches and
questioning it had not been able to recover 12 keys for its
Philippsburg plant after discovering they were lost in March.
The environment ministry said EnBW informed it the keys were missing
and the operator had put extra safety measures in place to control
access to the secure area.
"This has never happened anywhere in Germany before," the ministry
spokesman said. "The keys have simply disappeared."
Prosecutors have launched an investigation for theft.
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