Vermont Yankee tries to repair leak

06/24/09 6:06AM

Entergy Nuclear officials say power has been reduced at Vermont Yankee while technicians try to find and repair a leak of river water into the plant's cooling system.

On June 8, technicians reported an increase of chloride concentration in the reactor water, indicating a leak of Connecticut River water into the plant's condenser.

On Tuesday, the plant's power output was reduced to 26 percent.

Last year, a report commissioned by the state found that the plant was putting off needed fixes to its condensers until it gets a decision on whether it will be allowed to operate past 2012.




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