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Hope Creek nuclear plant in south NJ back online

12-4-13

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Hope Creek nuclear plant in southern New Jersey is back in service, three days after it was taken offline because high moisture was found in the steam that spins the plant’s turbine.

PSEG Nuclear spokesman Joe Delmar tells the South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/1eQlk1a) that the plant began sending power to the regional power grid at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday and that “power ascension to full power” was in progress.

Hope Creek was taken offline early Sunday, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says all safety systems responded as designed. The NRC also said no radiation was released and no one was injured.

The two other reactors at the Salem Generating Station in Lower Alloways Creek Township remained operational while Hope Creek was offline.

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Information from: South Jersey Times (Woodbury, N.J.), http://nj.com/southjerseytimes