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Nuclear power plant automatically shuts down via Power Engineering

Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) said the single-unit, 852 MW Three Mile Island Generating Station automatically shut down at 2:20 p.m. EDT Sept 20. Exelon said the plant, about 12 miles south of Harrisburg, Pa., responded as designed and remains in normal shutdown condition while operators investigate the cause.

During the shutdown, steam was released into the atmosphere, creating a loud noise heard by nearby residents.

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