Nuclear Plant Unit Shut down After Technical Glitch, Seen Back on Stream May 28

Nuclear Plant Unit Shut down After Technical Glitch, Seen Back on Stream May 28

A unit of Bulgaria's sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy was shut down on Saturday over a technical problem that has already been fixed and that has caused no radiation leakage, the power plant said on Sunday.

The 1,000 megawatt (MW) Unit Six is expected to be reconnected to the country's power grid on Monday, the power plant said in a statement.

Unit Six was disconnected from the power grid after one of the generator's safety systems in the conventional, non-nuclear part of the unit was automatically activated. The generator's switch-off did not trigger the reactor's emergency safety shutdown system, it added.

On Thursday the plant said it reconnected to the grid the 1,000 MW Unit Five after it underwent routine annual maintenance.

Kozloduy remained with just two 1,000 MW operational reactors after the government closed down four units of 440 MW each to address nuclear safety concerns of the European Union prior to the country's accession to the bloc. Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007.

Previous Next
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this
Cookies Preferences
Choose Type of Cookies You Accept Using

These cookies are required for the website to run and cannot be switched off. Such cookie are only set in response to actions made by you such as language, currency, login session, privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block these cookies but our site may not work then.

These cookies allow us to measure visitors traffic and see traffic sources by collecting information in data sets. They also help us understand which products and actions are more popular than others.

These cookies are usually set by our marketing and advertising partners. They may be used by them to build a profile of your interest and later show you relevant ads. If you do not allow these cookies you will not experience targeted ads for your interests.