Ammonia Leak at Farley Nuclear Plant Triggers Alert

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An alert was declared at Farley Nuclear Plant after ammonia was detected coming from a valve in the plant’s auxiliary building.

There was no radioactive release during the leak and no employees were injured, Alabama Power reported. Unit 1 was currently in a regularly-scheduled refueling outage, while Unit 2 continued to operate normally.

The alert was the second-least serious of the categories of emergencies defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The alert was cancelled less than six hours later. 

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