October 29, 2012 / 7:24 AM / 8 years ago

UK's Hinkley Point B-8 reactor offline

LONDON (Reuters) - EDF Energy, the biggest nuclear power provider in Britain, disconnected its 480 megawatt Hinkley Point B-8 nuclear reactor from the transmission system on Saturday, the company said.

“We can confirm that Hinkley B R4 was safely shut down at 0815 hrs on Saturday, 27 October. It was unplanned,” the company said in a statement.

Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic; editing by Jane Baird

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