Exelon Generation's 670-MW Oyster Creek nuclear unit in Forked River, NewJersey, reduced its output early Thursday morning for maintenance, accordingto a company spokeswoman.
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Output was reduced to 90% beginning at 4 am EST (0900 GMT) Thursday "tosupport maintenance on the system that pre-heats water before sending it tothe reactor," Exelon spokeswoman Suzanne D'Ambrosio said in an email.
"Station personnel will complete the repairs and restore the unit to fullpower," D'Ambrosio said.
She declined to say when the repairs are expected to be completed or whenOyster Creek will return to 100% of capacity.
Early Monday morning, the unit's output was reduced to 97% for a fewhours for planned maintenance of a water pump.
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