Update: Offsite power restored at Illinois nuke, and NRC begins investigation

The Byron nuclear power plant notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it had restored offsite power to its Unit 2 reactor as of 10 pm yesterday. This means that the reactor was running on power supplied by emergency diesel generators for 36 hours. Byron terminated the Notice of Unusual Event at that time, but the unit is still at zero per cent power. And the NRC has announced that it will conduct a Special Investigation into the causes of the incident and into Exelon’s response to it.



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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