Sequoyah Unit 1 Returns to Service
July 22, 2011
On Wednesday, July 20, at about 9:29 p.m., Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Unit 1 automatically shut down when testing on the non-nuclear portion of the plant caused the electric generator to stop operating. This, in turn, caused the Unit 1 reactor to automatically shut down.
All control rods inserted into the core, shutting down the chain reaction in the uranium fuel. The plant safety equipment performed its function and the unit was kept in a shutdown and cooled condition.
Unit 1 returned to service at about 5:48 a.m. on Friday, July 22, and should be at 100 percent power by late Friday evening. Each Sequoyah reactor is capable of providing power to 650,000 homes.