Transformer fire reported at South Texas Project nuclear Unit 2

South Texas Project nuclear power plant Texas NRG Energy Austin Energy CPS Energy transformer fire

Unit 2 at the South Texas Project nuclear plant remains in shutdown after a transformer caught fire at the facility. No injury or damage to the reactor was reported.

The 1,410 MW reactor, owned by NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), CPS Energy and Austin Energy, is located 90 miles southwest of Houston. The reactor will remain offline while repairs and inspections are made. Unit 1 at the plant is operating at full capacity, the AP reports.

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