Byron Plant Shut Down

Byron Generating Station operators shut down the plant Friday night to repair a service water pipe.

The shutdown commenced after inspections of a cooling water pipe found a small leak created by external corrosion.

The pipe is one of eight in a non-radioactive service water cooling system that carries river water used to cool important equipment in the plant. These pipes are outside and exposed to the environment (cold temperatures and cooling tower mist).

While the units are shut down, residents should be aware that both of the cooling towers will not produce water vapor clouds. This is normal during a shutdown of this kind.


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