Plant Hatch Unit 2 Returns to Service Following Planned Maintenance Outage
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Unit 2 of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant resumed generating electricity on Oct. 29 around 4:30 p.m. EDT after a scheduled maintenance outage was completed safely and successfully. The maintenance outage began Oct 22, 2011.
The primary focus of the maintenance outage was to replace a relief valve inside the dry well of containment.
Also during the seven day outage, Plant Hatch Unit 1 continued to supply electricity safely.
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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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