BUDAPEST Jan 19 Hungary's Paks nuclear power
plant reduced the output of one of its four Russian-made power
blocks late on Tuesday due to an electrical fault that did not
affect the nuclear reactors, the plant said in a statement.
The statement, posted on the plant's web site on Wednesday
and picked up in local media on Thursday, said Unit 1 of the
plant has operated at 50 percent capacity since 0030 local time
on Wednesday due to an unspecified "electrical fault."
The local news web site index.hu quoted a separate plant
statement to say the reactor block began to power down at 2200
on Tuesday but it was not shut down at any time, adding the
power reduction was necessary to protect transformers from any
The other three units of the power plant are unaffected, the
power plant said.
(Reporting by Marton Dunai; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)