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Jellyfish shut down U.K. nuclear plant

LONDON - Both reactors at a nuclear power plant in Scotland have been shut down after large numbers of jellyfish clogged its sea water filters.

Plant operator EDF Energy says the reactors at Torness on the Scottish coast were shut down Tuesday while jellyfish were cleared from the waters around the station.

EDF said Thursday that the company has planned for such eventualities, stressing that both reactors were shut safely and that there'd been no environmental impact.

The company did not say when the reactors were expected to be restarted.

EDF's website says that the Torness power station is capable of producing enough energy to power more than 2.5 million homes.

Sea water is used by the plant to help cool its steam systems.

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