Pennsylvania Nuclear Reactor Returns To Full Power After ‘Hot Shutdown’

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.

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Damage Set At $3 Million In Blaze At Morgan Corp.

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fire authorities estimated on Friday that the blaze at Morgan Corp. in Caernarvon Township caused $3 million in damage.

Trooper Michael J. Yeity, a state police fire marshal, said an electrical or mechanical malfunction caused Thursday’s blaze in a company paint shop. The fire was ruled accidental.

Morgan Corp., 111 Morgan Way, manufactures the box, or container section, of delivery trucks for Penske, Ryder and other corporate trucking fleets.

Yeity said employees were in the paint shop and discovered smoke venting from the top of a paint booth about 3:45 p.m.

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