Pennsylvania nuclear reactor shut down after losing power to main generator cooling pumps‏

Exelon announced that Unit 1 at the Limerick nuclear power plant was shut down earlier today after losing power to the main generator cooling pumps. There are not a lot of additional details available at this hour, and most of the press coverage so far consists of rewrites of the Exelon press release. 

One thing not mentioned is how lucky Exelon was that the incident did not occur earlier in the week. The Nuclear Regulatory Agency conducted the plant’s annual performance review yesterday.

Here’s a link to the press release: http://www.exeloncorp.com/Newsroom/pr_20120419.aspx

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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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