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Small leak shuts down Perry Nuclear Power Plant

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LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

The Perry Nuclear Power plant in Lake County has temporarily shut down plant operations because of a small reactor coolant leak.

Over the weekend, a worker found steam coming from a weld location in a vent line, signaling a small pressure leak. The Perry Nuclear Power Plant then began a controlled plant shutdown.

Federal inspectors have been notified. No word on when the problem will be repaired or how long the plant will be shut down.

The Perry Nuclear plant provides enough electricity to power 750,000 households. 

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