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Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Shuts Down Reactor For Second Time This Month

Ukraine has shut down a reactor at of its most powerful nuclear power plant for the second time in a month due to an apparent electrical malfunction.

Workers at the Zaporizhzhya power plant disconnected one of the facility's six reactors on December 28, citing a problem with the unit's generator.

Plant officials said the remaining five reactors are operating normally and that radiation in the area remains within acceptable limits.

A different reactor was shut down for several days earlier this month after experiencing a short circuit.

The 6,000-megawatt Zaporizhzhya facility is Europe's largest nuclear plant and the fifth-most-powerful in the world.

Its reactors were built according to a different design than those at the Chornobyl plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP