Romanian nuclear Unit 1 disconnected from grid after glitch

Wed Dec 3, 2014 1:46pm GMT

BUCHAREST Dec 3 (Reuters) - Romania's Nuclearelectrica said on Wednesday it had disconnected reactor number one at its Cernavoda nuclear power plant from the national power grid due to "problems" without shutting it down.

"It was decided to conservatively desynchronise the turbogenerator from the national power grid, while keeping the reactor in power," it said in a statement.

It said the incident posed no threat to personnel, the population or the environment and the unit would be reconnected "after works are concluded". (Reporting by Radu Marinas; editing by Jason Neely)

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