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Braidwood nuclear reactor back up after refueling

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By Associated Press

Exelon Generation says one of two reactors at the company's Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station is back at full power after a refueling outage.

The reactor was off line for three weeks while technical workers replaced one-third of the unit's fuel and conduct inspections and maintenance.

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Unit 2 continued to generate electricity while the work was conducted.

The Will County plant is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago.

Exelon recently applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a 20-year license extension at Braidwood, which began commercial operation in 1988.

Exelon owns six nuclear plants in Illinois, with a total of 11 reactors -- the most in any U.S. state.

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