Clinton nuclear plant back on line

Clinton nuclear plant back on line

CLINTON — Exelon Corp.’s Clinton nuclear plant returned to full power Sunday, three days after an automatic shutdown due to a fuse failure, the company said.

Exelon said the unit shut down at 8 a.m. Thursday when the main generator tripped off line. The trip resulted from the failure of a fuse, which has since been replaced.

According to a company release, the main generator is on the non-nuclear side of the plant, and that’s where the electrical repairs were made.

The Clinton nuclear plant is located about 6 miles east of Clinton in DeWitt County. It produces 1,078 megawatts, enough electricity for about 1 million homes, the release stated.

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