October 31, 2019 / 8:49 AM / a month ago

One block at Hungary's nuclear plant down due to automatic shutdown

BUDAPEST, Oct 31 (Reuters) - One of the four reactors at Hungary’s Paks nuclear power plant shut down on Thursday morning when an automatic defence mechanism kicked in, the plant said in a statement.

The incident, which experts are investigating, had no safety implications, it said.

The plant has four 500-megawatt Soviet-made VVER reactors, which are operating on a 20-year lifetime extension. (Reporting by Krisztina Than; editing by John Stonestreet)

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