Shearon Harris now running at full power

Shearon Harris nuclear plant near Raleigh, N.C.
June 10, 2013 12:37:01 PM PDT
The Shearon Harris nuclear reactor is now once again operating at 100 percent.

Last week, it was only operating at seven percent.

The reactor shut down May 15 after a 2012 inspection found cracks and corrosion in a reactor vessel.

The company said there was no evidence of radiation leakage from a quarter-inch flaw in the reactor vessel, which contains heat produced by the nuclear core's energy.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Holly Springs on Thursday to discuss what went wrong, and how the problem was fixed.

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