South Alabama Power Plant Lifts Alert After Carbon Dioxide Leak


By Alabama News Network

Alabama Power is lifting an alert caused by a carbon dioxide leak at a nuclear power plant.

A utility spokesman said officials detected the leak in an auxilary buildig at a reactor of Plant Farley just after 5:00 Saturday morning.

That plant is about 20 miles miles East of Dothan.

Officials say the leak was contained and reactors continued to operate normally. They think the gas may have come from a fire suppression system, though no fires were detected.

The alert was lifted just before noon Saturday.

According to utility officials, no radiation was released and no other equipment failures are reported.


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