Nuclear, O&M, Reactors

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant returns to service

The 636-MW Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey returned to full power July 17 after inspections showed potential issues with components that control reactor pressure.

The single-unit plant was taken offline July 7 to inspect safety equipment in the drywell after independent tests suggested a potential issue with a component that helps control vacuum inside the plant’s condenser system. During the outage, workers with Exelon (NYSE: EXC) tested and inspected five electromatic relief valve actuators to prove that each would have remained fully functional. The actuators were replaced as a precaution prior to restarting.

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