British Energy Hartlepool 2 Nuclear Unit Shut

19 July 2009 (Last Updated July 19th, 2009 18:30)

British Energy's Hartlepool 2 reactor has been taken offline for refuelling. The 605MW power generator had come out of service this morning, British Energy confirmed. The company has not confirmed the length of the refuelling period, but it is expected to take several days.

British Energy's Hartlepool 2 reactor has been taken offline for refuelling.

The 605MW power generator had come out of service this morning, British Energy confirmed.

The company has not confirmed the length of the refuelling period, but it is expected to take several days.

The 555MW Dungeness 21 nuclear reactor, located in south east England, has also been off for maintenance since 10 July.