Exelon Limerick 1 wraps up refueling outage in less than 30 days

Exelon (NYSE:EXC) reported April 18 that it had concluded a regularly-scheduled refueling and maintenance outage at Unit 1 of the Limerick nuclear plant in Pennsylvania is less than a month.

Operators returned Limerick Generating Station Unit 1 to service on April 17 marking the end of the unit’s scheduled refueling outage that began March 21.

During the outage, workers performed more than 10,000 detailed inspections, maintenance activities and equipment upgrades. In addition, about one-third of the nuclear fuel was replaced during the outage.

More than 1,500 temporary skilled workers supported Limerick’s 800 employees during the refueling outage.

Limerick Generating Station is located approximately 21 miles northwest of Philadelphia. There are two roughly 1,100-MW boiling water reactor (BWR) units located at the Limerick nuclear complex.

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