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Nine Mile Two Shuts Down

The Nine Mile Point nuclear station, with Nine Mile 1 on the left and Nine Mile 2 and its signature cooling tower on the right.  Photo © Constellation Energy Group, Inc. 2008
The Nine Mile Point nuclear station, with Nine Mile 1 on the left and Nine Mile 2 and its signature cooling tower on the right. Photo © Constellation Energy Group, Inc. 2008

The Nine Mile Two nuclear reactor in Scriba shut down overnight.

According to a filing with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the reactor began shutting down because of a water level in the reactor that had fallen to the point where it kicked off an automatic shutdown.

The reason for the drop in water level hasn’t been identified.