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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sizewell B nuclear reactor has unplanned shutdown, Suffolk, England

Sizewell B nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast has had its second automatic shutdown in four months.

Owner EDF Energy said electricity production had ceased at 17:11 BST on Wednesday and it was investigating the cause of the stoppage.

A spokesman said: "The reactor was safely shut down, with the plant responding as expected and at no time was anyone's safety at risk."

The plant had an 11-day automatic stoppage in March.

EDF said it was not predicting when the plant would begin generating again. Read More