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Source of Water Leak at Nuclear Plant near Burlington Found

Wolf Creek Generating Station (Photo credit: Westar Energy)

BURLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — Staff members at the Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station near Burlington have located the source of a minor water leak and are working to repair it. Communications director Jenny Hageman says Wolf Creek personnel identified a cracked weld as the source of the water leak in the reactor cooling system. Staff members are finalizing a repair plan. The Emporia Gazette reports that the plant was manually shut down Friday due to the leak. Hageman says officials had planned to shut down the nuclear plant on Sept. 24 for a maintenance and refueling outage. The plant will be kept offline through the scheduled outage.

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