Vermont Yankee At Full Power Following Repairs

07/05/12 6:06AM

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is producing electricity at full power again after technicians completed repairs to one of two motor generators that vary the flow of cooling water to the reactor.

Plant spokesman Rob Williams says the problem was caused by faulty electrical connections in the unit, which is about half the size of a bus.

On June 18 the plant's output was reduced to 38 percent after smoke was detected in the reactor building. The smoke was traced to the motor generator, which was shut down.

The Brattleboro Reformer says the motor generator was removed and repaired off-site.

The reactor returned to full power on July 2.

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