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A North Carolina nuclear power plant in the path of Tropical Storm Isaias reported an "unusual event due to a loss of offsite power" that led its safety systems to be activated early Tuesday morning.
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The Brunswick plant, on North Carolina's coast, was in the process of shutting down Unit 1 when the loss of offsite power triggered the safety systems, according to an update posted on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission website.
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"There was no impact to the health and safety of the public or plant personnel," the update said. "The safety significance of the event is minimal. All safety related systems operated as designed. Investigation of the cause of the loss of offsite power is in progress."