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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

No Injuries Or Release Of Radioactivity After Leak At Millstone

WATERFORD — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a leaking relief valve has caused an "unusual event" declaration at Millstone Power Station.

The NRC says the incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Waterford plant. There were no injuries or release of radioactivity into the environment.

A Millstone spokesman says the leak was stopped before 10 a.m., and the unusual event was considered over about an hour later.

The incident met the criteria for the lowest of four levels of emergency classifications because the reactor coolant system leaked at a rate of greater than 25 gallons per minute. The NRC says the problem was traced to a relief...