Power network fault causes Paks reactor trip

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The Paks Nuclear Power Plant reported a reactor trip on Wednesday caused by a fault in the electricity network, state news wire MTI reported.

The plant╩╝s number two reactor was expected to start operating at capacity in the evening, once the problem is resolved, operator MVM Paksi Atomer┼Ĺm┼▒ said on its website.

The trip has no effect on nuclear safety and does not impact the operation of the plant╩╝s other three reactors, which are operating at 100% capacity, the operator added.

Each of the plant╩╝s four reactors has a nominal capacity of 500 MW. Paks accounts for about half of Hungary╩╝s domestic electricity production, noted MTI.

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