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Mississippi nuclear power plant has unexpected shutdown

A nuclear power plant in Mississippi underwent an unexpected shutdown prompting an inspection from the nuclear regulatory commission.

From the commission:

“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant to review events that led to, and occurred following, an unplanned shutdown on December 12. The plant, operated by Entergy Operations, is located in Port Gibson, Miss.”

The nuclear reactor was shut down after an unexpected increase in power.

This was done as a precautionary measure to avoid possible overheating and other undesirable outcomes.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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