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     April 10, 2018      #10-99 sdj
Workers performing routine maintenance on one of the turbines in Unit 1 at the Braidwood Generating Station in 2013.

Braidwood outage brings in 1,600 workers

El apagon de Braidwood atrae a 1,600 trabajadores

David Giuliani

Operators at Exelon Generation’s Braidwood Station removed Unit 1 from service early Monday morning, beginning a planned refueling outage at the nuclear energy plant that will bring more than 1,600 more workers to the region, according to a news release.

A host of maintenance activities, inspections and upgrades completed during the annual refueling outage will help Braidwood deliver zero-emission, reliable electricity to Illinois customers for the next 18-month operating cycle, the release said.

During this year’s outage, technicians will install two new main power transformers on Unit 1. These massive, state-of-the-art electrical components help carry the ...

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