Bulgaria nuclear reactor in temporary shutdown

A general view shows the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, some 200 km (124 miles) north of Sofia

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian nuclear power plant Kozloduy has shut down one of its two 1,000 megawatt (MW) units after a protection system was activated at the unit's generator, a plant spokeswoman said.

The plant's other 1,000 MW unit is working at full capacity, the operator said in a statement, adding that there is no danger of any radioactive contamination.

The unit is expected to be switched back on in three hours.


(Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by David Goodman)