Ukrainian Nuclear Reactor Stopped Over Malfunction

KIEV, Ukraine -- Four main circulating pumps stopped operating at the No 4 generating set at the Rivne nuclear power plant (in western Ukraine) at 12:19 (09:19 GMT) today when the second protection system was being tested, the public relations centre of the Enerhoatom national nuclear generating company has told UNIAN.

This put the emergency protection system into operation, and the generating set was disconnected from the grid.

The report says that an investigation has been launched into the causes of what happened. A request to disconnect the generating set was submitted for 24 hours.

Maintenance is under way at the No 5 generating set at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.

Source: RedNova News