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Equipment Problem Forces Shutdown of Nuclear Plant

By AP/KWMU

Fulton, Mo. – The Callaway Nuclear Plant is shut down because of an equipment problem, though the plant's operator stresses there
is no threat to the plant or the public.

Ameren-UE, operator of the mid-Missouri plant near Fulton, says in a statement that a power inverter failed at 7:21 Monday morning. Technical specifications require the plant to shut down temporarily if a power inverter can't be repaired within 30 hours.

The inverter feeds electrical power to instruments that monitor plant conditions. Ameren officials say the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission and state and local officials were advised as part of routine plant procedures.

Ameren provides electrical and natural gas service to customers in eastern Missouri and parts of Illinois.

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