Nuclear Reactor in Salem County Shut Down Due to Frosty Temps

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The below-freezing temperatures forced officials at a South Jersey nuclear reactor to shut it down.

On Wednesday, January 30th, Salem Nuclear Power Plant operators in Lower Alloways Creek Township manually shut down the Unit 2 reactor overnight after ice accumulated on filters.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan says the reactor was back online Thursday, January 31st, and an inspector did not identify any safety concerns.

Sheehan says the Unit 1 reactor also reduced power to 88 percent in response to the temporary shutdown of the Unit 2 reactor.

There were no complications because of the shutdown.

Unit 2 is one of three reactors operated by PSEG Nuclear at the site.


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