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Latest Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station Stories

2013-06-14 12:22:30

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant Farley's unit 1 resumed electricity production on Friday, June 14 at 2:47 a.m. CT following an automatic shutdown. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, Plant Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut down when a lightning arrestor failed on a transformer. All Plant Farley safety systems operated as designed and expected. All three of the transformers' lightning arrestors were...

2013-06-12 12:23:23

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, Plant Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut down due to the failure of a transformer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) All Plant Farley safety systems operated as designed and expected. The unit is safe and stable, and plant personnel are investigating the cause of the shut down. There was no risk to the public and no injuries to plant personnel. Plant Farley unit 2 continues to...

2013-05-10 12:21:44

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Plant operators safely took the unit offline on April 14. Electricity production resumed on May 9 at 11:50 p.m. CT. Unit 2 had completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage...

2013-04-15 12:22:27

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline early Sunday morning, April 14 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage in the fall of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing...

2012-07-30 10:22:19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala. has safely resumed generating electricity following post-maintenance testing on a diesel generator. Electricity production resumed today at 11:01 a.m. CT. Unit 1 was safely taken offline on July 27 at 3:03 a.m. CT in accordance with nuclear processes and procedures, while employees completed repairs on the 1B diesel generator. During routine maintenance activities for the diesel...

2012-07-27 06:20:38

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant was safely taken offline at 3:03 a.m. CT in accordance with plant processes and procedures, while employees safely conduct post-maintenance testing on a diesel generator. On July 20, during routine maintenance activities for the 1B diesel generator, Plant Farley employees discovered that the diesel generator did not perform as expected. While investigating the issue, workers learned that an engine...

2012-05-11 06:21:46

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., has resumed generating electricity after a successful, planned maintenance outage. Electricity production resumed today at 5:25 a.m. ET. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "The Plant Hatch team performed maintenance and various inspections to reinforce our capability to produce reliable electricity generation throughout the peak summer operating period," said...

2012-05-04 06:20:59

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely began taking Unit 2 of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant offline May 4 for a planned maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Personnel also will perform various inspections and equipment improvements to ensure reliable electricity generation throughout the peak summer operating period. Plant Hatch Unit 1 will continue to safely generate electricity while Unit 2 is offline....

2012-04-27 06:21:34

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has resumed generating electricity after a scheduled, successful refueling and maintenance outage. The 25-day outage was completed safely and efficiently. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Electricity production resumed today at 12:42 a.m. CT. During this outage, regular refueling, maintenance and testing took place, and workers performed upgrades to...

2012-04-02 06:21:05

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline on April 1 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. The last refueling outage for Unit 1 was completed in fall 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires refueling every 18 months. Aside from refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing, workers also will perform upgrades...