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CALVERT CLIFFS UNIT 2 OPERATING AT FULL POWER

Operators returned Calvert Cliffs Unit 2 to full power yesterday, successfully completing a planned refueling outage that began on February 16.

 ​​​LUSBY, MD - Operators returned Calvert Cliffs Unit 2 to full power yesterday, successfully completing a planned refueling outage that began on February 16.

While the unit was offline, technicians replaced nearly one-third of the reactor's fuel and performed thousands of inspections and preventive maintenance activities to keep the unit running safely and effectively for another two years. Most of this work cannot be performed while the unit is online.

About 1,500 additional workers joined the station's permanent workforce to support the outage. Many of these supplemental workers traveled to Southern Maryland from outside the area, providing a significant boost to the local economy at a time when tourism is traditionally down due to cold weather.

Calvert Cliffs is located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County and is Maryland's only nuclear energy facility.  The station is home to two pressurized water reactors capable of generating 1,768 megawatts combined. Units 1 and 2 began commercial operation in 1975 and 1977, respectively.

 

 

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