Reactor no.2 at Kursk nuclear power plant shut down

Publish date: June 25, 2007

An emergency system shut down the 2nd reactor at the Kursk nuclear power plant, the press service of Rosenergoatom said today.

The limits or conditions of safe operations of the NPP’s units have not been violated as a result of the shutdown, the press service said. "The radiation background at the NPP and the adjacent territory is at the level conforming to the normal operation of reactors, and does not exceed the natural background values. Specialists are now ascertaining the cause of the incident," it said. The unit should be put back in operation on June 27.