Once again at full power, Wolf Creek now plans for incident response exercise

Wolf Creek is back at full power.

Wolf Creek has been partially to fully offline for about 10 days after an air conditioning sensor went bad. Spokesperson Cassie Bailey tells KVOE News plant officials began reconnecting to the grid Monday.

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The sensor was replaced with new "compensatory" modifications added, including new cooling fans.

Last month, a compressor was replaced after vibrations were noticed in the air conditioning unit. The air conditioners at Wolf Creek help cool a lot of safety-related equipment and thus are vital for the plant operating safely.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, state of Kansas and Coffey County are holding a two-day exercise to test the abilities of all involved to protect the health and safety of those in or living near the plant. The exercise will be Nov. 5 and 6, followed by a public meeting at 10 am Nov. 8 in Burlington to describe and explain the response exercise.

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