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Shearon Harris Plant Not Operating At Full Speed

Posted September 2, 2003 5:08 a.m. EDT

— The Shearon Harris nuclear plant is still not operating at full speed.

The plant has been running at less than 50 percent power since last Wednesday.

Operators shut down a pump system because of electrical problems. Officials say it was the same pump system that caused a full shutdown about two weeks ago.

As a result, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will step up inspections.

Progress Energy is using other energy sources to supply customers.