Exelon Takes Limerick Unit 2 Offline to Replace Steam Relief Valves

Exelon has removed Limerick Nuclear Plant's Unit 2 reactor from service for a scheduled maintenance outage so workers can replace two steam relief valves. Plant personnel will complete the maintenance and fully test the new components before returning the unit to service. The repairs can only be performed while the plant is offline.

“Careful and continuous monitoring of plant equipment is essential to reliable operations at Limerick Generating Station,” said Russ Kearney, Limerick site vice president. “This maintenance outage will ensure that we can operate safely and reliably during the peak summer season ahead. Our highly trained team is well prepared to perform the scheduled maintenance and return Unit 2 to service for our customers.”

Limerick Unit 1 will continue to operate at full power during the outage.