MD Nuke Restarts after Refueling

Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 05:03 PM gHale


Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, MD, resumed generating power after a refueling outage that started up in February.

“While the unit was offline technicians replaced nearly one-third of the reactor’s fuel and performed thousands of inspections and preventative maintenance activities to keep the unit running safely and effectively for another two years,” said plant spokesperson Lacey Dean.

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“Most of this work cannot be performed while the unit is online,” Dean said. “About 1,500 additional workers joined the station’s permanent workforce to support the outage.”

The Unit 1 Reactor is 40 years old while the second reactor has been in commercial operation for nearly 38 years. Combined the two pressurized water reactors are capable of generating 1,768 megawatts.

Exelon Corporation owns and operates the facility.



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