Europe's Largest Nuclear Reactor Shut Down after Failure

World | November 20, 2023, Monday // 15:51
Bulgaria: Europe's Largest Nuclear Reactor Shut Down after Failure @Wikimedia Commons

Europe's largest nuclear reactor, Finland's Olkiluoto 3, was shut down automatically due to a technical problem, but is expected to return to production on November 21 after repairs, AFP reported.

"The Olkiluoto 3 unit was in normal production mode when a fault in the turbine installation automatically shut down power generation at the facility. At the time of the failure, the facility was operating as intended," TVO said in a statement.

"The cause of the failure was determined to be a malfunctioning temperature measurement in the generator's cooling system," the statement said, adding that "the incident had no impact on nuclear safety."

Europe's next-generation pressurized water reactor (EPR), built by the French-led Areva-Siemens consortium, produces about 14% of Finland's electricity.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Olkiluoto, nuclear, reactor

Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria