Vogtle nuclear station Unit 1 shuts down during routine maintenance

Source: Source: Southern Company

Wednesday (8/31) at 9:06 a.m. ET, while plant workers were performing equipment maintenance, Vogtle Electric Generating Plant’s Unit 1 automatically shut down. 

All Plant Vogtle safety systems operated as designed and expected. The unit is safe and stable, and plant personnel are investigating the cause of the shut down. There was no risk to the public. 

Unit 2 is currently at 97 percent power in preparation for a routine, scheduled refueling outage. 

Plant Vogtle is located near Waynesboro in eastern Georgia near the South Carolina border. Unit 1 began commercial operation in May 1987 and generates 1,215 megawatts of electricity.

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