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UPDATE 1-British Energy's Torness-2 nuclear plant restarts

(Recasts, adds comment from British Energy)

LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - British Energy's BGY.L Torness-2 nuclear reactor restarted early on Thursday after tripping on Tuesday due to a faulty reading, a spokeswoman for the company said.

The 625-megawatt power plant stopped unexpectedly on Tuesday after an apparent problem in the boiler area of the power station in Scotland.

“There wasn’t actually anything wrong with the plant,” the spokeswoman said. “It was a spurious reading.”

British Energy’s nuclear plants can produce up to one fifth of Britain’s power when they are all fully operational. (Reporting by Daniel Fineren)

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