ATLANTA (AP) - A nuclear plant in eastern Georgia was automatically shut down, though the power company and federal regulators say it did not cause any serious problems.
Southern Co. officials told regulators that the Unit 2 nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle shut down Saturday when a turbine automatically turned off.
Southern Co. spokeswoman Michelle Tims said Monday that the utility fixed a problem with the generator and was bringing the plant back online.
No radiation was released, and the utility reported that the plant's equipment functioned as expected during the shutdown.
Plant Vogtle is located about 30 miles southeast of Augusta.
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