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Shearon Harris is up and running

Posted August 21, 2008 11:52 a.m. EDT

— Shearon Harris nuclear plant was up and running again Thursday morning after repair problems stopped production for more than a week, spokeswoman Julia Milstead said.

Progress Energy originally shut down the reactor Aug. 11 after discovering a water leak.

Workers were restarting the plant Tuesday and performing standard tests and inspections when they found that an electrical problem with the rod control system, Milstead said. The part was replaced.