OSWEGO, N.Y. – Nine Mile Point Unit 2 automatically shut down at 10:35 p.m. Saturday during testing of valves on the non-nuclear side of the plant. While the unit is offline, water vapor from the cooling tower will be absent. Plant technicians will inspect, repair and fully test the valves before returning Unit 2 to service.
Nine Mile Point Unit 1 remains online. The Unit 2 outage will not impact electrical service to customers.
The Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is located seven miles northeast of Oswego and 50 miles north of Syracuse. The station can produce more than 1,937 megawatts of carbon-free electricity – enough to power nearly two million homes.