Early shutdown for Wylfa reactor

One of the two reactors at the Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey has been shut down for good, it has been announced

Reactor 2 was deactivated last night following what owner Magnox Ltd described as 'an issue with the conventional [non-nuclear] plant'.

It had intended to shut the reactor on the 30th April, and decided to bring forward the closure as a result. The remaining reactor at the site will be kept in operation until 2014.

Today was a significant milestone in Wylfa’s history. Although it is the end of anera, we must now focus our efforts on safe generation with Reactor 1

– Stuart Law, Wylfa Site Director

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Wylfa reactor closure

Wylfa's Reactor Two has been shut down a week ahead of schedule. It comes as a funding package has been announced to retrain former workers at the Trawsfynydd and Wylfa nuclear sites.