Wolf Creek Resumes Power Production

By: AP-Posted by Taylor Williamson
By: AP-Posted by Taylor Williamson

BURLINGTON, Kan. (AP) _ The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in
eastern Kansas has resumed producing electricity.

Kansas Public Radio reports the plant was brought back on line Tuesday following a shutdown of about two months.

Problems at the plant began Jan. 13 when an electrical circuit breaker failed. Wolf Creek employees tried to switch to power coming in from the electrical grid, but a transformer failed and the plant lost its connection to the grid.

Kansas Public Radio says it was the third time in four years that Wolf Creek lost all off-site power.

Wolf Creek is owned by Kansas City Power & Light Co., Topeka-based Westar Energy and the Kansas Electric Power Cooperative. During a shutdown, the companies rely on other generating plants they own or buy electricity from other utilities.

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