PA Nuke Back In Operation

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 05:06 PM gHale


Operators at the Limerick nuclear plant in Montgomery County, PA, returned Unit 2 to full power Sunday, ending an outage that began at 9 a.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Technicians repaired and tested an electrical component that interfered with the recirculating water pumps, said Dana Mekia, a spokeswoman for Exelon Corp., owners of the plant.

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That unit is part of the system that converts steam to electricity in the plant’s non-nuclear facilities.

Unit 1 at the station remained at full power throughout the outage for the other unit, Mekia said.

Limerick is about 25 miles southeast of Reading in Limerick Township. At full power the plant could power 2 million houses per day.