Russia shuts down third nuclear reactor

May 16th, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by admin  

RIA Novosti
Moscow, May 15 (RIA Novosti) Russia has shut down its third reactor at the Leningrad nuclear power station, located in north-western region of the country, state-controlled nuclear power corporation Rosenergoatom said Thursday. “The reactor was being tested after having been [recently] modernised and was operating at a half capacity of 500 MW when the emergency automatic shutdown system went into effect. There was no radiation leak from the unplanned shutdown,” Rosenergoatom added.

The Leningrad nuclear power plant had restarted the sixth turbine generator of its third reactor May 13. The corporation had earlier planned to fully restore the capacity of the reactor by the end of this week.

The plant, located 80 km west of St. Petersburg, has four 1,000 MW units with graphite-moderated reactors.
RIA Novosti

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