Steam leak shuts down nuclear power plant

 Steam leak shuts down nuclear power plant

A steam leak at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio prompted the shut down of Unit 1 on Saturday.
 
A steam leak from the No. 1 moisture separator reheater in the turbine building was reported to the control room, according to a report filed with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Operators performed a rapid shutdown of the unit to 30 percent before manually tripping it offline. Backup systems were started and functioned as designed. There were no reported injuries.
 
The steam leak was isolated approximately two hours after the initial report and the unusual event was terminated. Plant personnel with FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) continue to investigate the cause of the leak.
 
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