Water leak closes Connecticut nuke

The Houston Chronicle just reported:
 
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear power plant has shut one of its two reactors to stop a water leak.

Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the federal agency, said Tuesday the reactor in southeast Connecticut was shut Saturday because the leak exceeded the plant’s specifications. He said the reactor remains down.

Millstone spokesman Ken Holt says the water is used to cool plant equipment, not the reactor, and is not radioactive. He would not say when the plant would return to service.

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Water-leak-shuts-Connecticut-s-Millstone-reactor-2157229.php

 

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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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