Limerick Unit 2 Shuts Down 

 Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 automatically shut down at 5:02 A.M. today after the turbine tripped following scheduled testing and maintenance on an electrical system in the non-nuclear side of the plant.  

 

POTTSTOWN, Pa. - Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 automatically shut down at 5:02 A.M today after the turbine tripped following scheduled testing and maintenance on an electrical system in the non-nuclear side of the plant.  The plant responded as expected, safely and without incident.

The plant is designed to shut down automatically as a safety precaution in the event of conditions such as this one. 

Limerick operators are investigating the cause of the shutdown and are working to resolve the problem and restore the unit to service.

There is no risk to the public, and there are no injuries associated with the shutdown. Limerick Unit 1 continues to operate at full power.

Limerick Generating Station is located approximately 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia.  With both units at full power, the site can produce enough carbon-free electricity for 2 million homes.

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