September 9, 2014 / 9:59 AM / 6 years ago

Romania shuts down nuclear reactor to fix glitch

BUCHAREST, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Romania shut down its second nuclear reactor at Cernavoda on the river Danube on Sept. 8 due to a technical glitch, state-owned nuclear power producer Nuclearelectrica said on Tuesday.

Nuclearelectrica has two 706 megawatt reactors at Cernavoda, accounting for roughly a fifth of the country’s power production and hopes to add two more units.

The reactor was shut down to “fix a glitch at the electric generator,” the firm said in a statement.

“A team of specialists from the company, with support from General Electric, the producer of the instalation, is investigating the cause of the glitch through testing and measuring. Once it is fixed, the reactor will be reconnected to the national grid.”

Reporting by Luiza Ilie

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