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Operators at the Limerick nuclear plant in Montgomery County, PA, returned Unit 2 to full power Sunday, ending an outage that began at 9 a.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Technicians repaired and tested an electrical component that interfered with the recirculating water pumps, said Dana Mekia, a spokeswoman for Exelon Corp., owners of the plant.

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That unit is part of the system that converts steam to electricity in the plant’s non-nuclear facilities.

Unit 1 at the station remained at full power throughout the outage for the other unit, Mekia said.

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Limerick is about 25 miles southeast of Reading in Limerick Township. At full power the plant could power 2 million houses per day.

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