Operators returned the Limerick Nuclear Unit 1 in Pennsylvania to service April 17 following the completion of a scheduled refueling outage that began March 21. During the outage, workers performed more than 10,000 detailed inspections, maintenance activities and equipment upgrades/ About one-third of the fuel was also replaced. More than 1,500 temporary skilled workers supported Limerick’s 800 employees during the outage.
On April 18, Unit 2 of the Byron nuclear plant in Illinois was taken offline for a refueling outage. Approximately 1,200 additional workers will join the 860 permanent Byron workers to perform more than 13,000 inspections and maintenance activities. Byron 1 will continue to operate during the outage.
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