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Swiss nuclear reactor shuts down due to defect

Published on Nov 22, 2012 6:33 AM

GENEVA (AFP) - A reactor at a Swiss nuclear plant shut down automatically on Wednesday due to a defect, the operator said, stressing that the procedure had been completely safe.

"Block 2 of the Beznau nuclear power plant shut down automatically," operator Axpo said in a statement.

"This was triggered by a defect in the non-nuclear part of the power plant.

All systems functioned perfectly during the rapid shut-down," it added.

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