After having to reduce power to repair a broken air line, Dominion Virginia Power returned one of its Surry, VA, nuclear power plant units to full function.
Surry’s Unit 2 reached full power early Friday morning after reducing down to 73 percent of operating capacity at 2:41 a.m. Thursday, said U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) spokesman Joey Ledford.
Ledford said Unit 2 operators detected a break in an instrument air line that feeds the unit’s high-pressure feedwater heaters.
“They needed to down power before they could repair that,” Ledford said.
Unit 1 at Surry, about 45 miles southeast of Richmond along the James River, kept chugging along at 100 percent of capacity.