Oldbury 2 nuclear unit shuts after electrical problem

LONDON | Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:59pm GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - The 220-megawatt Oldbury 2 nuclear reactor in Britain shut down on Thursday after an electrical problem in the site's turbine hall, a spokeswoman for operator Magnox said.

"At 1040 GMT this morning, reactor 2 at Oldbury power station was automatically and safely shut down," she said.

The system to keep the reactor cool started and investigations are ongoing to find out what caused the problem, Magnox said.

The site's second nuclear reactor was not affected and continues to operate as normal.

(Reporting by Karolin Schaps)

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