British Energy's Hunterston B7 shutdown unplanned

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

LONDON (Reuters) - British Energy's Hunterston B7 nuclear reactor was shutdown manually late on Tuesday but it is still unclear why the reactor in Scotland needed to be stopped, a spokesman for the company said.

"We are still looking into that," he said on Wednesday.

The 595-megawatt reactor is one of two at the power station. The other was producing 450 MW of electricity on Wednesday, data from the National Grid showed.

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