Local News

Shearon Harris still shut down

Posted August 20, 2008 2:57 p.m. EDT
Updated August 20, 2008 3:48 p.m. EDT

— It's still unclear when Shearon Harris nuclear plant will be back up and running after repair problems stopped production for more than a week.

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

"We replaced the part and are now continuing the process to bring the plant back online," she said.

She could not say, however, how long it would be.

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