December 3, 2014 / 5:24 PM / in 3 years

Ukraine tells IAEA reactor safely shut down, no release

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear agency said on Wednesday it had been told by Ukraine that a reactor at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant remained safely shut down following a short circuit in the plant’s transformer yard last week.

An exterior view of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is seen in the town of Enerhodar, eastern Ukraine, June 12, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate said no radioactive materials had been released because of the shutdown, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement.

Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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