Plant Farley Unit 2 Begins Planned Refueling and Maintenance Outage
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline early Sunday morning, Oct. 9 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 completed 231 days of continuous operation.
Each unit at Plant Farley requires refueling every eighteen months. Aside from refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing work, during the current outage workers also will replace the units low pressure turbine.
Plant Farley Unit 1 will continue to safely generate electricity while Unit 2 is offline.
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Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, operates the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala. and the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga.
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