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Bulgaria shuts down nuclear reactor due to security problems

Bulgarian official says automatic security system was activated but reactor to be restarted soon after technical control

Ihvan Radoykov   | 22.01.2021
Bulgaria shuts down nuclear reactor due to security problems

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Bulgaria’s Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant has temporarily shut down its 1,000 megawatts at its Unit 5 due to security problems, an official said Friday.

The protection system of the nuclear reactor, located on the banks of the Danube River in the north of Bulgaria, was activated during a technical operation, it added.

A member of Parliament's Energy Commission, Ramadan Atalay, told the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) that the automatic security system of the power plant was activated and the reactor immediately shut down.

Noting that all systems were reviewed and there were no problems, Atalay stated that the necessary technical measures were taken and the reactor would be restarted soon



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