Nuclear reactor in Brazil reconnects to power grid

 Nuclear reactor in Brazil reconnects to power grid

A nuclear power reactor in Brazil restarted after it was shut down for almost a month.

The 657-MW Angra 1 nuclear reactor has been reconnected to the main grid and began generating power again Wednesday morning, according to Fox News. It shut down Feb. 19 due to a problem with one of the condensers that cools the steam used to run the plant’s generator.

Plant operator Eletronuclear said in the article that the issue affected equipment not on the nuclear side of the plant. The 1,350-MW Angra 2 continued to operate while the reactor was shut down. A third reactor, the planned 1,405-MW Angra 3, is currently under construction and expected to begin operations in late 2015.

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