Callaway County nuclear power plant has brief alert

Monday, September 19, 2011 | 8:21 a.m. CDT; updated 4:51 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 19, 2011

FULTON — A refrigerant leak caused a brief alert at the nuclear power plant in Callaway County, but officials said no dangerous radioactive material was released.

Ameren Missouri officials issued an alert for the plant near Fulton at about 11 a.m. Sunday, saying a refrigerant leak was reported in one of two rooms that contain the plant's air conditioning system.

The situation was over by about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Ameren said there was no release of radioactivity above normal operating limits, and that neither plant personnel nor the public was ever in danger.

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fhhdg hfgybdh September 19, 2011 | 10:22 a.m.
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Paul Allaire September 19, 2011 | 11:27 a.m.

This is a prime example of why they should not make a rush job out of air conditioning your public schools!!!

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