Dungeness B nuclear reactor shuts down

  • 13 February 2014
  • From the section Kent
Dungeness nuclear power station
Image caption The Dungeness B reactor 21 shut down at 17:21 GMT

Part of Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent has been shut down.

The Dungeness B reactor 21 was taken offline at 17:20 GMT on Wednesday following a fault on a conventional steam valve, EDF Energy said.

"Safety systems operated as they should and we took the conservative decision to bring the unit offline," the spokeswoman said.

Dungeness B has two reactors and the second remained operational.

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