Torness reactor offline

Torness Nuclear Power Station, Dunbar.

Torness Nuclear Power Station, Dunbar.

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A nuclear reactor at the Torness power station in East Lothian has gone offline in an unplanned outage according to operator EDF Energy. They said the 640MW Torness 1 reactor went offline at 1.56pm on Monday and was expected to remain unavailable until 1,30 on July 21.

Earlier this month, the same reactor was taken offline for a week while an electrical fault was investigated. Last year, both reactors were taken offline after seaweed threatened to clog their systems.

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