British Energy's Torness reactor closure unplanned

Thursday, February 21, 2008

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - British Energy's Torness-2 nuclear power reactor stopped just after midnight on Thursday and the shutdown was unplanned, a spokeswoman for the company said.

"We are working on the restart plan," she said on Thursday. "But we will do some additional maintenance work while the unit is off."

She would not say what had caused the 625-MW reactor, one of two at the power plant in Scotland, to stop. (Reporting by Daniel Fineren)

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