Normal operations have resumed at a southern New Jersey nuclear plant that was briefly shuttered due to a faulty part on its non-nuclear side



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LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, New Jersey — Normal operations have resumed at a southern New Jersey nuclear plant that was briefly shuttered due to a faulty part on its non-nuclear side.

The Salem 2 plant started sending out electricity over the regional power grid at 4:45 a.m. Saturday. The plant had automatically shut down late Thursday morning after monitoring instruments detected a problem.

Plant officials say workers determined that a faulty electrical relay on a voltage regulator in the plant's main generator caused the issue. The relay was replaced and the plant ascended back up to full power on Saturday.

The Salem 2 plant is one of three nuclear reactors operated by PSEG Nuclear at its generating complex in Lower Alloways Creek Township. The Salem 1 and Hope Creek plants were not affected by the shutdown.

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