Vermont Yankee repairs leak, plant to be restarted

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Yankee officials say technicians have repaired a leak of radioactive water that prompted the sudden shutdown of the nuclear power plant over the weekend.

The reactor was expected to be restarted Tuesday night.

It was shut down Sunday after the leak was spotted during routine surveillance.

Vermont Yankee spokesman Larry Smith said technicians found the leak was coming from a welded-over section of pipe in the feed water system, a closed loop system that feeds water to the reactor.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said the leak at the power plant in Vernon, Vt., posed no danger to the public.

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