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Thursday, March 1, 2012

2nd Unusual Event Declared at Byron Nuclear Plant, Illinois

Less than a month ago, the Byron station shut down their second unit due to a loss of offsite power. Last night a similar situation caused the station to declare yet another “unusual event.”

BYRON (WIFR) -- Less than a month ago, the Byron station shut down their second unit due to a loss of offsite power. Last night a similar situation caused the station to declare yet another “unusual event.”

Today, 23 News looked at what the problem is and why the nuclear regulatory commission keeping an extra eye on the stations inspection.

Shortly after 5:30 yesterday afternoon the Byron Station's emergency diesel generators kicked on as off site power was lost for the second time in less than 30 days. Read More