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KIEV, Ukraine (September 11, 2000 6:59 a.m. EDT - Workers at Ukraine's Zaporizhia atomic power plant shut down a nuclear reactor because of a defect in a control system, officials said Monday. There were no radiation leaks reported.

The plant's reactor No. 6 was shut down Sunday night to repair a flaw in a reactor pipe, the state nuclear company Energoatom said. The repair work is expected to continue until Thursday.

With six reactors, the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is considered one of the largest in Europe. However, three of the six are currently undergoing repair.

-- Rachel Gibson (, September 11, 2000

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