An incident at the Point Beach nuclear power plant prompted an alert at the site Wednesday night, although it was cleared less than two hours later.
Next Era Energy Resources spokeswoman Sara Cassidy says the alert was triggered at 9:06 p.m. when a crew detected carbon monoxide coming from a room containing a backup diesel generator. The incident occurred on the non-nuclear side of the plant in Two Creeks.
Cassidy says the problem was discovered and dealt with quickly. Policies required the plant owners to notify state Emergency Management and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The state did activate its Emergency Operations Center in response to the incident, although state officials did stress there was no threat to the public and no radioactive releases occurred.
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Brian Norton, WOMT