The southeastern Pennsylvania nuclear reactor that unexpectedly shut down Monday night was returned to full power Friday, owner Exelon Corp. announced.
Repairs were made to a valve that closed automatically on one of the Limerick Generating Station Unit 1 reactor’s main steam lines, according to a news release from the company.
The valve closed due to a broken fitting, Exelon spokeswoman Dana Melia had said. The Unit 2 reactor at Limerick, in Montgomery County about 30 miles south of Allentown, was unaffected by Monday’s incident.
Date: October 16, 2014 Time: Visit us anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Location: Limerick’s Learning Center
Meet our employees and learn how we produce electricity at Limerick Generating Station. You can tour the main control room simulator, learn about our environmental programs and emergency preparedness, and get your own Limerick Generating Station souvenir badge! Children welcome!
Enter our property at the intersection of Sanatoga and Evergreen Roads in Limerick Twp. and follow signs for parking.
Exelon representatives will be stationed in the parking area when you arrive. A shuttle will be provided to the learning center.
Residents in the 10-mile emergency planning zone around Exelon’s Limerick Generating Station will hear a full sound siren test as Exelon conducts a test of its emergency siren system. The full sound test is performed on the first Monday in June and December as part of Exelon’s comprehensive Emergency Preparedness program. A shorter, lower pitch test is performed monthly.
Residents may contact the counties at the following numbers if they have concerns: Berks County (610) 374-4800; Chester County (610) 344-5000; Montgomery County (610) 631-6530.
The warning sirens are one of several methods used by county emergency management authorities to provide notification of emergencies. Individual counties may activate the sirens to warn the surrounding community of events such as fires, floods, tornados, hazardous material releases, or nuclear energy plant events. The sirens are not a signal to evacuate. In an actual emergency, residents should tune to one of the county Emergency Alert System radio or television stations for further information. Residents should refer to the “emergency” section of their telephone books for further information or visit the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency web site, www.pema.state.pa.us.