U.S.A.: nuclear plant shut down after high vibrations in main turbine occured

U.S.A.: nuclear plant shut down after high vibrations in main turbine occured
U.S.A.: nuclear plant shut down after high vibrations in main turbine occured

An alarm was set off early Friday at the plant, according to NRC. The nuclear reactor was manually shut down shortly after that.

Mike Cleary, spokesman for St. Louis-based Ameren, said employees at the nuclear plant in mid-Missouri were reducing power there so they could replace instruments. As the power was reduced, the company detected high vibrations in the turbines and manually shut the plant down.

It's an operating problem that happens in power plants and it's not an emergency," Cleary said. The plant remained shut down mid-morning, he said.

The nuclear plant is located in Fulton in central Missouri. Ameren provides electricity for 2.4 million customers in Missouri and Illinois, the AP  reports.