MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Technicians at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant began work Monday morning to fix a pipe that leaked radioactive water and forced the plant to shut down.
The technicians had to wait 13 hours for the plant to cool down before they could get into the area where the leak was spotted on Sunday by routine surveillance.
Now that they're inside the technicians are checking to see "what the repair options are and how long the plant will be offline," plant spokesman Larry Smith. said Monday.
The nuclear reactor was taken out of service at 7 p.m. Sunday