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Last Updated: Saturday, 25 September, 2004, 09:56 GMT 10:56 UK
Reactor shut after power failure
A reactor at Suffolk's Sizewell A nuclear power station has been shut down after an electrical power failure.

Emergency services were called to the site just after 1900 BST on Friday after a local resident reported smoke and hearing a bang.

The reactor was safely shut down and no injuries were reported.

A spokesman for British Nuclear Group, which owns the plant, said the incident was more of an inconvenience than a danger.

The reactor is expected to remain closed for several days.


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