26 April 2012

Early Final Shut‑down of UK Reactor Wylfa‑2

Yesterday, 25 April 2012, the 41-year-old Wylfa-2 reactor was disconnected from the UK electricity grid. “Originally planned for the 30th April, the reactor shut down five days earlier than planned after an issue was identified with the plant”, stated the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) in a press release issued only one day after the plant closure. NDA did not state, what the “issue” was that had been identified with the reactor. The plant closure reduces the number of operating reactors in the world to 428, according to the database of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report.