Nuclear reactor taken off-line

Nuclear reactor taken off-line

Friday, October 17, 2008

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TWP. – The Salem 1 nuclear reactor at Artificial Island here has been taken off-line for a scheduled refueling outage.

This will be the 19th refueling at Salem 1 since the reactor first began producing power in December 1976.

The reactor was shut down at 8 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.

During the outage nearly 1,450 PSEG Nuclear employees and supplemental personnel will complete more than 14,000 tasks.

In additional to removal and replacement of some of the reactor’s fuel assemblies, thousands of maintenance, inspection, and testing activities will be completed.

Salem 1 is one of three nuclear reactors operated at the Island by PSEG Nuclear.

http://www.nj.com/sunbeam/index.ssf?/base/news-4/1224226210269940.xml&coll=9

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