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Salem County nuclear reactor back up and running

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A Salem County nuclear reactor resumed operations Saturday afternoon after being shut down to to a leak.

Salem Unit 1 in Lower Alloway's Creek Twp. was shutdown manually Thursday evening after it was found to be leaking four gallons of radioactive water per minute.

According to PSEG Nuclear, about 4800 gallons of water leaked into the plant drainage system -- a system that holds 90,000 gallons.

Officials say the leak posed no threat to the public or plant workers.

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