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Backup generators kick in after shutdown at Exelon’s Byron plant via Chicago Tribune

Backup diesel generators are supplying power to one of two units at Byron nuclear power plant after the plant lost power this morning.

Viktoria Mitlyng, spokeswoman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Region III office Lisle, said two diesel generators are keeping the plant cool, with battery backup systems at the ready as well.

“It is not a huge concern,” Mitlyng said. “It is the lowest of (the four) power emergency level declarations.”

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