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Seaweed forces East Lothian’s Torness nuclear plant closure via BBC News

A nuclear power reactor at Torness remains closed after seaweed threatened to clog its systems although a second has reopened.

The plant’s owner EDF Energy took both reactors offline at Torness on Friday to prevent seaweed from entering the facility’s cooling system.

Torness 2 reactor has been reconnected however data from the National Grid shows that Torness 1 remains offline.

In 2011 both reactors were closed after a swarm of jellyfish near the station.

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