Nuclear power plant automatically shuts down

Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) said the single-unit, 852 MW Three Mile Island Generating Station automatically shut down at 2:20 p.m. EDT Sept 20 after a trip of the C reactor coolant pump. Exelon said the plant, about 12 miles south of Harrisburg, Pa., responded as designed and remains in normal shutdown condition while operators investigate the cause.

During the shutdown, steam was released into the atmosphere, creating a loud noise heard by nearby residents.

TMI uses equipment to continuously monitor plant systems and conditions and the plant is designed to automatically shut down when necessary. Exelon did not say when the plant would return to service.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...