January 31, 2012
Byron Station Unusual Event Update
Byron Generating Station’s Unit 2 remains offline and under an Unusual Event classification. The plant is in a safe and stable condition with no impact to public safety.
BYRON, Ill. – Byron Generating Station’s Unit 2 remains offline and under an Unusual Event classification. The plant is in a safe and stable condition with no impact to public safety.
Teams of technical experts completed repairs to a failed insulator, which is the source of the power loss. The comprehensive investigation into the failed insulator continues.
The steam release that began when Unit 2 came offline, stopped at approximately 3 a.m. CT.
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 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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