Nuclear power plant returns to service after outage

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), said the 911 MW Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa., returned to service May 11, 2012 following an April 9, 2012, shutdown for refueling and maintenance.

During the outage, 65 of the 157 fuel assemblies were exchanged and safety inspections were successfully conducted.  In addition, numerous maintenance and improvement projects were completed to ensure continued safe and reliable operations.

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