Alert Resolved At Nuclear Plant

The release of carbon dioxide forced officials at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant to issue an alert this morning. The alert was issued on Unit 1 at 5:20 a.m. and resolved at 11:10 a.m.

Plant personnel safety isolated the carbon dioxide and verified that there was no impact to plant equipment.

An alert is the second least serious of four nuclear plant classifications assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.{}

A spokesperson for Alabama Power says Units 1 and 2 continue to operate at 100 percent power.{}

Plant Farley is a two-unit electric generating plant near Dothan. It is owned by Alabama Power and operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Company.