Minor leak forces SC nuke plant shutdown

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SALEM, S.C. — One of the three nuclear reactors at Oconee Nuclear Station has been shut down.

Authorities say a small leak in a non-radioactive cooling system forced engineers to power down the reactor Friday morning as a precaution.

Officials say the leak was contained to the reactor and there no threat to the public. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was notified.

A report from the NRC shows just one of the three reactors was operating at full power Friday. Officials say a second reactor is at reduced power as officials get ready to refuel it.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/07/12 - 11:47 am
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No threat....I hope that is

No threat....I hope that is 100% correct.

TK3
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TK3 04/07/12 - 11:56 am
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Now why would the nuclear

Now why would the nuclear busine$$ ever lie ?

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walrus4ever 04/07/12 - 04:18 pm
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I live 20 miles south of

I live 20 miles south of Oconee, first Ive heard of it. Great notification system we got.

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