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Saturday, August 3, 2013
Alert at Alabama nuclear plant 'safely resolved'
alert at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant unit 1 has been safely
resolved as of 12:10 p.m. EDT, according to the plant's owner, Alabama Power Company. The plant declared an alert on unit 1
at 6:20 a.m. EDT on Saturday due to the inadvertent release of carbon
dioxide from a fire suppression system during maintenance
personnel safely isolated the carbon dioxide and verified that there
was no impact to plant equipment,” Alabama Power said in a press statement. “There were no injuries to
personnel and there was no danger to the public.”
1 and 2 continued to operate safely at 100 percent power. "There was
no release of radiation," the company added.
Farley, a two-unit electric generating plant located near Dothan,
Ala, is owned by Alabama Power Company and operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Company. Both are subsidiaries of Southern Company. Receive
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