Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down In New Jersey Following Leak

Category: Technology / Aug 23, 2013 12:17PM EDT

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. said its 1,166-megawatt Unit Salem 1 at the Hope Creek-Salem nuclear power plant in New Jersey was shut on Thursday (August 22) to fix a minor leak within the reactor coolant system.

The leak was coming from a valve on the system within containment and leaking about 4 gallons a minute, the company said in a statement.

The leakage was reduced after taking the turbine offline and a repair plan is in progress, the company said.

There was no release to the environment and no threat to the public, it added.

The company did not provide a return date for Unit 1.

Salem Unit 2 and neighboring Hope Creek Generating Station were operating at full power, the company said.

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