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Unusual event declared at nuclear facility

The event happened on the plant property and does not affect the public safety in anyway. The event happened on the plant property and does not affect the public safety in anyway.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – For the second straight day an emergency situation was declared at the Duke Energy Plant near Southport.

An unusual event was declared at the nuclear power plant because of a breaker issue. This occurred in the transformer yard where a breaker, like you would find in your home only much larger, tripped.

The event happened on the plant property and does not affect the public safety in anyway. The plant also maintained normal operation at the time of the event. 

An unusual event is the lowest of 4 emergency classifications. It is used when the emergency doesn't pose a threat to public safety, but requires notifying state authorities.

The plant continues to operate without issues and power output was not affected during the incident.

Investigation teams are still reviewing all information that caused the security arm to rise at the facility. 

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