Salem Plant Returns to Service After Unusual Event

The PSEG-owned Salem 1 nuclear plant is back in service as of Monday afternoon.

Last week, the reactor automatically tripped offline last while crews were testing the emergency reactor shutdown system. The Unusual Event, which was declared due to multiple fire alarms involving the containment building, was terminated after operators determined that there was no fire.

Joe Delmar, a spokesman for PSEG, said the shutdown was traced to a voltage issue in one of two subsystems in the plant’s emergency reactor shutdown system.

Salem 1 is one of three reactors in Lower Alloways Creek Township.