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Last Updated: Monday, 11 June 2007, 10:50 GMT 11:50 UK
Probe into nuclear reactor fault
Hunterston is one of two remaining nuclear power plants in Scotland
Hunterston was shut down on Sunday night
One of two reactors at Hunterston nuclear power station in Ayrshire had to be shut down on Sunday after engineers found potential problems.

An investigation is now under way into what caused the fault with the temperature controls.

Operator British Energy was only given permission to restart the plant last month after repairs to cracked pipes.

A spokesman said the outage in reactor three occurred at 2300 BST and there were no safety concerns.

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