LONDON - Both reactors at a nuclear power plant in Scotland have been shut down after large numbers of jellyfish clogged its seawater filters.
EDF Energy, which operates the plant, says the reactors at Torness on the Scottish coast were shut down Tuesday while jellyfish were cleared from the waters around the station.
The company said yesterday that it had planned for such eventualities, stressing that both reactors were shut safely and that there had been no environmental impact.
The company did not say when the reactors would be restarted.
EDF Energy’s website says that the Torness power station is capable of producing enough energy to power more than 2.5 million homes.
Seawater is used by the plant to help cool its steam systems.