After seeing they had lower steam generator water levels, workers manually shut down the Salem 1 nuclear power plant in Salem County, NJ, last Tuesday.
The move followed a problem with a steam generator feedwater pump, said officials at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The steam generators produce electricity.
The NRC said plant operators followed procedures and the agency’s inspector at the site determined plant conditions were stable.
The plant shut down at 9:15 p.m., said Neil Sheehan, an NRC spokesman. He said while the issue appeared to be “electrical in nature,” the agency would await a full review. The NRC said no one suffered injury.
The Salem Generating Station in Lower Alloways Creek Township also houses the Salem 2 and Hope Creek nuclear power plants.