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Sizewell nuclear power reactor repair plan

A reactor at a nuclear power plant in Suffolk which closed because of health and safety concerns is to be reopened.

The reactor at Sizewell B was shut on 17 March by managing company EDF Energy because of higher than usual moisture levels within the building.

EDF has now drawn up a repair plan for the reactor and said it will be brought back into service at a later date.

Health and safety inspectors have visited the reactor and said they were monitoring the situation.

Station director Jim Crawford said: "I am delighted with the progress that has been made in our investigation into the cause of the event.

"The next stage will be to implement the programme of work required to bring the station safely back to service."

EDF said it would not comment on the exact date the reactor would start working again because the information was commercially sensitive in the electricity market.



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