Clinton nuclear plant offline

Clinton nuclear plant offline

CLINTON — The Clinton nuclear power station automatically shut down at 8 a.m. today, after the main generator tripped off line, according to an Exelon Corp. press release.

The plant's employees responded safely and without incident, the Chicago-based company said.

The main generator is the machine that produces electricity at the station and is on the non-nuclear side of the plant, the release said.

Clinton operators are investigating the cause of the shutdown, the company said.

The Clinton Power Station is located approximately 6 miles east of Clinton in DeWitt County. The plant produces 1,078 megawatts, enough electricity for about 1 million homes, according to the release.

 

Sections (2):News, Business
Categories (3):News, Miscellaneous, Business
Location (3):Local, Clinton, DeWitt County

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