Unit 1 of Sequoya nuclear plant returns to service following automatic shut down

Source: Tennessee Valley Authority

Last week the Sequoyah nuclear plant Unit 1 automatically shut down when testing on the non-nuclear portion of the plant caused the electric generator to stop operating. This, in turn, caused the Unit 1 reactor to automatically shut down. 

All control rods inserted into the core, shutting down the chain reaction in the uranium fuel. The plant safety equipment performed its function and the unit was kept in a shutdown and cooled condition. 

Unit 1 returned to service at about 5:48 a.m. on Friday, July 22.

The Sequoyah nuclear plant is located in east Tennessee 18 miles north of Chattanooga, on the banks of the Chickamauga Reservoir. Each Sequoyah reactor is capable of providing power to 650,000 homes.



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