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Exelon’s Byron 2 Reactor in Illinois Restores Offsite Power via Bloomberg Businessweek

Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) — Exelon Corp., the largest U.S. utility holding company, restored offsite power to the Byron 2 reactor in Illinois that was knocked out two days ago by electrical equipment failure.

The plant, 85 miles (137 kilometers) west of Chicago, where Exelon is based, ended an “unusual event,” the lowest of four federal emergency classification levels, at 8 p.m. local time yesterday, Paul Dempsey, a company spokesman, said in a telephone interview today. Diesel generators used to power the site were switched off.

“We’re in the process of going through some systems and pieces of equipment, testing, to get ready for the unit start up,” Dempsey said. He said he didn’t know when it would start.

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