Southern Returns Farley Plant's Unit 1 Reactor to Service

At Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., Southern Co. has returned the Unit 1 reactor to service following a 25-day long period of refueling and maintenance.

The outage was completed safely and efficiently, according to a Friday release by the company.

"We achieved our number one priority for this planned outage, to execute all work with a relentless focus on safety," said Tom Lynch, Farley site vice president.

Throughout the process, Unit 2 has continued to generate electricity. Each unit at Farley requires refueling every 18 months.