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No. 03-102 August 14, 2003

NRC MONITORING SITUATION INVOLVING MULTIPLE NUCLEAR PLANTS
SHUT DOWN DUE TO GRID INSTABILITIES
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been informed that the following nuclear power plants shut down today due to grid instabilities:
Indian Point 2 and 3 (in New York)
Perry (in Ohio)
Fermi (in Michigan)
Ginna (in New York)
FitzPatrick (in New York)
Oyster Creek (in N.J.)
Nine Mile Point 1 and 2 (in New York)

All plants are in a safe condition, using their emergency diesel generators where appropriate. NRC resident inspectors will continue to monitor the situation at the affected plants.

The NRC is monitoring the situation from its Regional and Headquarters Operations Center. Acting Chairman Merrifield is in contact with other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security.


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