Limerick power-plant unit shut down for refueling
Exelon Generation shut down Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 for refueling on Monday, officials said.
Exelon plans to hire more than 1,500 additional workers as the nuclear power plant in Montgomery County is refueled for the next several months, according to a press release from the company.
“Hundreds of Pennsylvania boilermakers rely on the nuclear industry for good-paying jobs, including refueling outage positions like those needed at Limerick right now,” Martin Williams, business manager of Boilermakers Local 13 in Philadelphia, said in the press release. “Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants are not only safe, resilient, reliable sources of clean energy, but also engines of economic activity.”
Workers at Limerick will replace about one-third of the fuel in the Unit 2 reactor and will perform more than 16,000 inspections, maintenance activities and other tasks preparing the facility for another run, according to the press release.