Pinhole Leak Being Repaired at NJ Nuclear Plant
Officials say a pinhole leak has been found on a reactor head spray line nozzle at the nation’s oldest operating nuclear plant.
The problem discovered Tuesday night at the Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township does not pose a safety hazard for workers or the public. But it’s not yet clear what caused the leak, which is being repaired by plant workers.
The leak occurred on a flange to a piping weld on the reactor’s head spray system. Water was found to be weeping from the pinhole leak at approximately 2 to 3 drops per minute.
The plant has been offline due to a refueling outage that started Oct. 22. It’s not known when it will return to service.
Officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say the reactor is safe.
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