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Bulgaria nuclear reactor shut down after electric defences activate

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarian nuclear power plant Kozloduy has shut down one of its two 1,000 megawatt units after a protection system was activated at the unit’s generator, it said in a statement on its website.

The shutdown was triggered because of an anomaly in conventional power generation equipment and not a fault in the plant’s nuclear reactor. There is no danger of any radioactive contamination, the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Lachezar Kostov, told Reuters.

Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Peter Graff