Sequoyah nuclear reactor back online

Sequoyah nuclear reactor back online

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SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) - The Sequoyah Nuclear Plant's unit 2 reactor in Soddy-Daisy is back online after the completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance.

The Tennessee Valley Authority took the reactor offline in May after it had completed 438 consecutive days of operation. It returned to operation early Wednesday. Unit 1 continued operating while unit 2 was down.

The two units at Sequoyah each produce 1, 160 megawatts of electricity when operating at full capacity. Combined, they produce enough electricity for more than 1.3 million homes.

The utility says one of the Sequoyah units is taken offline every 18 months so that fuel can be replaced and maintenance can be safely performed.

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