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Perry plant down for maintenance Nuclear energy

Mar 7, 2017 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Perry — FirstEnergy shut down the Perry nuclear power plant over the weekend for refueling and routine maintenance.

Contractors will replace 280, or about a third, of the reactor’s 748 fuel rod assemblies.

Maintenance includes the replacement of one of two 115-ton transformers that shuttle power to the plant from the nearby high-volt-age grid when the reactor is idle. The company replaced a twin to this transformer in 2015.

The new transformer is already at the plant, meani

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