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Upstate NY nuclear plant up again after shutdown

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 14, 2014 at 10:02 am •  Published: March 14, 2014

SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) — A nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario in central New York is in service again after an unplanned shutdown Monday afternoon.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports ( ) that Nine Mile Point Unit 2 in Scriba (SKREYE'-buh) reached 100 percent power Friday morning. It was the second plant shutdown this month.

The plant automatically shut down at 4:30 p.m. Monday after a worker inadvertently contacted a highly sensitive plant component. Operators said the worker wasn't hurt and the shutdown didn't present a risk to public safety.

The shutdown this week wasn't related to the one that occurred March 4 after the loss of off-site power to the plant's control and alarm electrical circuits. The plant had returned to service on Sunday.