Perry nuclear power plant shutdown due to coolant leak

FirstEnergy has shut down its Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio after discovery of a small coolant leak.

According to a filing with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a small leak through the base of a vent line on the 'B' reactor recirculation flow control valve was identified at 10:50 pm June 15. In response, operators executed a controlled shutdown of the plant at 2:00 pm June 16.

Reuters reports a FirstEnergy spokesperson said the leak was contained within the plant and there was no threat to the safety of the public or plant workers.

The Perry nuclear power plant is a single unit reactor facility with a gross generating capcity of 3,758 MW and a net output of 1,260 MW.  

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