Vogtle reactor shutdown reported

One of Plant Vogtle’s reactors was shut down Saturday after a malfunction.

According to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission notification issued Saturday, Unit 2 was at full power when the turbine tripped, causing an automatic reactor trip. Control rods were fully inserted, and nothing unusual was noted.

The unit is stable and at normal operating temperature and pressure. A forced outage response team has been formed to determine the cause of the turbine trip and determine restart criteria and time of restart.

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