Point B power station offline after 'unplanned outage'
Energy, Britain's biggest nuclear power producer, stopped output
at Hinkley Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea today (Tuesday,
March 27th) due to an 'unplanned outage'.
spokesman Stephen Henry confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Reactor
4 at Hinkley Point B power station came offline at 9.50am this
unit automatically shutdown while it was in the process of moving
towards a planned low-load refuelling. It
will now proceed into off-load refuelling."
similar outage occurred at the station on Sunday, March 18th when
the same equipment - unit 4 - of Hinkley Point B went offline.
to an earlier statement, the reactor was due to enter a period
of planned maintenance on March 30th until April 2nd. EDF said
there was no need for any public concern.