New Jersey nuclear plant goes offline for planned refueling
It's not clear how long it will take to complete the work
PSEG Nuclear spokesman Joe Delmar says the reactor was taken offline around 8 p.m. Friday.
Crews will perform various maintenance tasks throughout the plant during the outage. Planned work includes inspections and upgrades of equipment like baffle bolts, a reactor coolant pump and the circulating water system.
Workers also will replace one-third of the reactor's fuel assemblies to keep the unit running safely and efficiently.
It's not clear how long it will take to complete the work.
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 are not affected by the shutdown.