October 31, 2019 / 8:54 AM / 12 days ago

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

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - One of the four reactors at Hungary’s Paks nuclear power plant shut down on Thursday morning when an automatic defense 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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