Electrical malfunction removes Limerick nuclear unit from service

Source: Exelon

Operators at Limerick Generating Station removed Unit 1 from service at approximately 8 a.m. Friday morning following an electrical malfunction on the non-nuclear side of the plant.

The malfunction caused a temporary loss of power to the plant’s main generator cooling pumps, which are not part of the reactor system. Station operators responded according to procedures and safely removed the reactor from service so the electrical issue could be corrected. Operators are working to determine the cause of the malfunction and will restore the unit to service only after the cause is understood, repairs are performed and the system is fully tested.

There was no risk to the public or injuries associated with the shutdown.

Limerick Unit 2 continues to operate at full power. Limerick Generating Station is 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia. With both units at full power, the site can produce enough electricity for approximately 2 million homes.


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