Jue, 29/04/2004

KARLSRUHE, Germany — Thousands of liters of slightly radioactive water have flowed into the Rhine river in southwestern Germany after a pump malfunctioned at a nuclear plant, a power company said Wednesday.
Dirk Ommeln of Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg said the water leaked into the river when a valve was mistakenly left open, but he said the health risk was minimal.