Vermont Yankee nuke plant back online after repair

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s only nuclear power plant is back online following an unplanned shutdown caused by a leak of radioactive water.

Plant officials say the Vermont Yankee reactor was reconnected to the New England power grid at 5:18 a.m. Thursday.

The plant in Vernon, Vt., was shut down Sunday after a leak of radioactive water was spotted during routine surveillance.

Technicians found the leak was coming from a welded-over section of pipe in the feed water system, a closed loop system that carries water to the reactor.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said the leak posed no danger to the public.


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