Failure Shuts Bulgarian N-Unit

Politics | March 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria's nuclear power plant had to shut down a generator of its unit 5 because of a technical failure that happened Wednesday.

There was no change in radiation indicators in the Kozloduy region, state media informed.

Repair works at the unit lasted throughout the day.

Checks into the unit's different technological systems are needed, and the deadline to switch the facility back on seemed unclear.

The plant's other functioning units - 3, 4 and 6 - are working at their full capacity.

Kozloduy, which is Bulgaria's only nuclear power producer, has closed two units under pressure from the EU, and committed to shut down 3 and 4 this year.

There has been much controversy whether the closures are necessary, or the reactors might be safe enough to keep working for several more years.
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