Vermont Yankee Returns To Full Power

10/03/11 6:06AM The Associated Press

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is headed back to full power after technicians fixed a problem that disabled a water pump.

Yankee spokesman Larry Smith said workers at the Vernon nuclear power plant had the electrical system fixed Saturday morning at around 10 a.m. and the plant started returning to full power throughout the weekend.

The plant reduced power Sept. 25 after an electrical problem in one of the plant's two recirculation pumps.

For the past week the plant has been operating at about 44 percent of capacity.

Smith tells the Brattleboro Reformer the problem occurred in the electrical system that runs the pump, and not in the pump itself.

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