Perry nuclear power plant shuts down after voltage problem

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Perry nuclear power plant shuts down after voltage problem 7 Nov 2014 (OH) The Perry nuclear power plant unexpectedly shut itself down this morning. The shutdown, or “scram” occurred at 8:47 a.m., said [plant owner FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co.] spokeswoman Jennifer Young, as the control rods automatically inserted into the nuclear core. An engineering team’s preliminary investigation released early this afternoon determined that a voltage problem in one of the electrical panels supplying power to the the pumps that keep the reactor supplied with fresh, purified water and the fuel rods submerged led to the automatic shutdown. Another problem in that same power supply circuitry caused the reactor to shut itself down Oct. 20.

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