NRC Begins Special Inspections at Perry Nuclear Power Plant

 NRC Begins Special Inspections at Perry Nuclear Power Plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started a special inspection at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio due to two recent unrelated events.
Operators with FirstEnergy Operating Co. (NYSE: FE) shut down the reactor Feb. 8 when they saw an increase of the temperature in the suppression pool, which is designed to condense steam and is also a water source for emergency cooling systems. On Feb. 11, while the reactor was still shut down, there was a temporary loss of power to certain plant cooling equipment. Operators used a redundant system to restore power to the cooling systems.
The four-member inspection team will spend time on and off site conducting reviews of the equipment and operator actions. A report documenting the team’s findings will be made publicly available after the inspection is completed.
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