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Nuclear plant outage continues

REFORM, Mo. — Callaway Energy Center’s refueling outage is continuing as planned, an Ameren Missouri spokesperson said.

However, due to the number and complexity of the tasks at hand, this outage is planned to last longer than previous outages, the spokesperson added.

Barry Cox, the plant’s senior director of nuclear operations, said workers had a 10,000-item checklist to finish during the outage, which began Oct. 7. Typically, refueling outages take place every 18 months.

One of the primary activities during the outage is completing a main generator stator rewind, a refurbishment of the major non-nuclear component that converts mechanical energy into electric energy, the spokesperson said.

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