Part of Limerick nuclear plant in Pa. shut down
POTTSTOWN, Pa. - May 31, 2011 (WPVI) -- One of the two nuclear reactors at Exelon Nuclear's Limerick Generating Station remains shut down because of an electrical glitch.
Exelon said in a statement that Unit 2 shut down early Sunday morning when a turbine control valve tripped after scheduled testing and maintenance on an electrical system in a non-nuclear section of the power plant.
Exelon said there were no injuries, no radiation was released and there was no danger to the public. Unit 1 is still operational.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan said the reactor remained off-line as of late Tuesday afternoon. Exelon is investigating to determine the cause of the problem.
The plant is about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
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