New Jersey nuclear plant goes offline for planned refueling

By The Associated Press

New Jersey's Salem 2 nuclear reactor has been shut down for a planned refueling and maintenance work.

 

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Salem 2 nuclear reactor has been shut down for a planned refueling and maintenance work.

PSEG Nuclear spokesman Joe Delmar says the reactor was taken offline around 8 p.m. Friday.

Crews will perform various maintenance tasks throughout the plant during the outage. Planned work includes inspections and upgrades of equipment like baffle bolts, a reactor coolant pump and the circulating water system.

Workers also will replace one-third of the reactor's fuel assemblies to keep the unit running safely and efficiently.

It's not clear how long it will take to complete the work.

The Salem 2 plant is one of three nuclear reactors operated by PSEG Nuclear at its generating complex in Lower Alloways Creek Township. The Salem 1 and Hope Creek plants are not affected by the shutdown.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs