Salem 1 nuclear unit taken offline after missed deadline

 Salem 1 nuclear unit taken offline after missed deadline

PSEG removed the Salem 1 nuclear power unit in New Jersey from operation because the company missed a deadline to restart a containment fan cooler unit.
 
Unit 1 had initiated a shutdown on March 15 for inoperability of the cooler unit, according to a report filed with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Action requires that if one or two of the units are inoperable, they must be restarted within seven days, or be in hot standby within the next six hours and in cold shutdown within the following 30 hours. The cooler unit was declared inoperable on March 8 following a trip of the low speed breaker on thermal overload during a scheduled surveillance test.
 
Unit 2 was unaffected during the incident.
 
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