Dungeness nuclear reactor unexpectedly goes offline

Britain’s Dungeness B-22 nuclear reactor went offline unexpectedly.

EDF Energy said the 550-MW unit was taken offline Oct. 13 due to a fault on the main boiler feed pump, according to Reuters. Workers expect the reactor to be back online Oct. 21.

Reuters said Britain now has 4,595 MW of nuclear capacity offline and that is expected to increase to 5,195 MW when the 599-MW Sizewell 2 reactor goes offline Oct. 17 for a planned refueling outage.

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