Owners of Nine Mile Point Unit 1 probing Monday night’s automatic shut down, Post-Standard (Syracuse), May 03, 2011:
The owners of the Nine Mile Point Unit 1 this morning are trying to figure out why the recently refueled nuclear reactor automatically shut down at 8:51 p.m. Monday. [...]
Nuclear power plants are designed to automatically shut down in response to certain indications and conditions, [Constellation Energy Nuclear Group] said.
Nine Mile Unit 1 had been operating at 47 percent power when the shutdown occurred on Monday night.
Unit 1 Operators had lowered reactor power on April 26 based on indications within the feedwater system. The plant had been operating at reduced levels while equipment repairs were in progress, the company said.
Published: May 4th, 2011 at 7:49 am ET
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