Torness nuclear reactor shut down after fault

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A REACTOR at the Torness nuclear power station has been shut down after an electrical fault.

A spokesman for EDF Energy said cooling to the reactor had been mainted and there were no health, safety or environmental impacts.

The reactor Unit 1 was closed down due to an “an issue with the electrical system within our conventional plant”, they said.

“As usual, our operations team took prompt action, putting safety first.

“The reactor will be returned to power as soon as testing is satisfactorily completed.”