Generator Woes Shut NJ Nuke

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 09:04 AM gHale

After seeing they had lower steam generator water levels, workers manually shut down the Salem 1 nuclear power plant in Salem County, NJ, last Tuesday.

The move followed a problem with a steam generator feedwater pump, said officials at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The steam generators produce electricity.

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The NRC said plant operators followed procedures and the agency’s inspector at the site determined plant conditions were stable.

The plant shut down at 9:15 p.m., said Neil Sheehan, an NRC spokesman. He said while the issue appeared to be “electrical in nature,” the agency would await a full review. The NRC said no one suffered injury.

The Salem Generating Station in Lower Alloways Creek Township also houses the Salem 2 and Hope Creek nuclear power plants.

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