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Originally published Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 6:06 AM

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Vt. nuclear plant restarting after leak is fixed

Technicians at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon are in the process of restarting the reactor.

The Associated Press

VERNON, Vt. —

Technicians at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon are in the process of restarting the reactor.

Vermont Yankee spokesman Larry Smith says it's expected the plant will be reconnected to the grid sometime Wednesday.

The plant was shut down Sunday after a leak of radioactive water was spotted during routine surveillance.

Technicians found the leak was coming from a welded-over section of pipe in the feed water system, a closed loop that feeds water to the reactor.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said the leak posed no danger to the public.

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