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Bulgaria nuclear reactor shut after automatic defences activate

Bulgaria nuclear reactor shut after automatic defences activate

The Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria has shut down one of its two 1,000 megawatt units after a protection system was activated at its Unit 5 after a routine technical operation, a senior Bulgarian official said on Friday.

“During a technical operation the automatic defences activated at 0117am local time. All systems have been checked and there is no reason for concerns in the public,” Ramadan Atalai, a member of the parliamentary energy commission told the national BNT channel.

A press officer at the Kozloduy plant confirmed the unit was automatically shut and there was no radioactive contamination.