Nuclear reactor shut down in Glen Rose

One of the two reactors at the Comanche Peak nuclear power plant near Glen Rose was shut down early Friday after a cooling pump overheated, the operator reported.
According to an event report filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Unit 1 was shut down manually at 1:42 a.m. because of “high temperature indications” in a motor bearing on one of four huge pumps that circulate cooling water around the reactor.
The reactor had to be shut down to remove the pump for servicing and there was never any safety issues according to workers.

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