North West Wales

Wylfa nuclear reactor shut down for fuel element investigation

Wylfa power station Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Wylfa nuclear power station has been shut down since Saturday

The operators of a nuclear power station on Anglesey say it is "highly unlikely" a fault will mean it shuts down permanently.

Station bosses Magnox shut down the Wylfa reactor on Saturday after they were unable to remove a fuel element.

The reactor is due to stop generating power at the end of 2015.

However, operators Magnox said the firm did not expect to bring its closure forward as a result of the fault.

They added the reactor would not restart until investigations have been completed.

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