EDF Energy stops nuclear reactor for planned work
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's largest nuclear power producer, EDF Energy, stopped its 500-megawatt (MW) Hunterston B-7 nuclear reactor on Friday for a planned outage, a spokesman for the company said.
"Unit 3 at Hunterston B power station is on a planned statutory outage which commenced on Friday 17 August 2012," he said.
Nuclear reactors are regularly taken offline to undergo inspection and maintenance work.
(Reporting by Karolin Schaps; editing by Ron Askew)
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