Calvert Cliffs

Calvert Cliffs Reactor Shut Down Unexpectedly


Unit 2, one of the two nuclear reactors at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland, shut down unexpectedly on Wednesday May 8th. Spokesperson for Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, Kory Raftery, confirmed that at 9:47 pm, the reactor was automatically shut down due to a malfunction of the valves feeding steam to the turbine. The valves, when working properly, prevent steam pressure from building up in the cooling system.

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