MO Nuke Back Up and Running

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 @ 05:07 PM gHale

Ameren Corp.’s nuclear power plant in mid-Missouri reopened one day after a shut down due to a “non-emergency” steam leak.

A damaged gasket was the cause of the leak and workers repaired it, said Barry Cox, senior director of nuclear operations at the Callaway Energy Center near Fulton, MO.

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The steam leak occurred Thursday in the reactor coolant system within the containment building at the nuclear plant.

No workers were hurt in the incident and Ameren officials said there was no threat to the public.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) called the leak a “non-emergency.” An NRC inspector has been on the scene investigating the incident.