Minor leak forces SC nuke plant shutdown

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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