January 31, 2012
Byron Station Terminates Unusual Event
Operators at Byron Generating Station terminated the Unusual Event at 8 p.m. Tuesday, following the return of power to Unit 2.
BYRON, Ill. – Operators at Byron Generating Station terminated the Unusual Event at 8 p.m. Tuesday, following the return of power to Unit 2.
“Our diesel generators performed as expected in providing continuous electricity to the unit during the Unusual Event. Plant teams will now focus on a safe and measured approach to returning Unit 2 to the electrical grid,” said Byron Station Site Vice President Tim Tulon.
Station personnel are in communication with local, state and federal officials, including the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the facility’s status.
The Unusual Event, which was declared Monday, Jan. 30, is the lowest of the four emergency classifications as established by the NRC.
Byron’s Unit 1 continues to safely supply electricity to customers.
Byron Generating Station is in Ogle County, Ill., about 25 miles southwest of Rockford.
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