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Exelon's FitzPatrick nuclear unit in New York at reduced power: US NRC

Washington (Platts)--6 Nov 2017 602 pm EST/2302 GMT


Operators at Exelon Generation's 849-MW FitzPatrick nuclear reactor in Scriba, New York, have reduced the unit's output "to conduct suppression testing in order to identify leaking fuel rods," Neil Sheehan, a US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region I spokesman, said in an interview Monday.

Sheehan could not provide an exact time and date when the unit's power was reduced. It was operating at 58% early Monday, at 59% Sunday, 69% Saturday and 100% Friday, according to NRC's daily reactor status reports.

"When [plant technicians] identify the leaking [fuel] rods they insert control rods to take these 'leakers' out of service," Sheehan said.

Plant spokeswoman Tammy Holden did not reply to a request for comment by press time.

--Jim Ostroff, james.ostroff@spglobal.com
--Edited by Valarie Jackson, valarie.jackson@spglobal.com


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