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Shearon Harris now running at full power

Monday, June 10, 2013
Shearon Harris nuclear plant near Raleigh, N.C.

Shearon Harris nuclear plant near Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo)

The Shearon Harris nuclear reactor is now once again operating at 100 percent.

Last week, it was only operating at seven percent.

The reactor shut down May 15 after a 2012 inspection found cracks and corrosion in a reactor vessel.

The company said there was no evidence of radiation leakage from a quarter-inch flaw in the reactor vessel, which contains heat produced by the nuclear core's energy.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting in Holly Springs on Thursday to discuss what went wrong, and how the problem was fixed.

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