Thursday, September 01, 2005

Emergency shut down of nuclear power unit northwest of Moscow

RIA Novosti - Russia - Emergency shut down of nuclear power unit northwest of Moscow

MOSCOW, September 1 (RIA Novosti) - The operation of a second power unit of a nuclear power plant outside Tver (about 99 miles northwest of Moscow) was suspended due to a fault in the safety system Thursday, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Power said.

Personnel shut down the second power unit of the Kalininskaya nuclear power plant this morning in accordance with regulations.

The agency's press release said no safety violations had taken place.

At the moment, the third power unit is in operation at 980 MW. The first power unit is undergoing scheduled repairs.

Radiation levels at the plant and its surrounding area remain normal.


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