WSJ: Inside the Refueling of a Nuclear-Power Plant as Coronavirus Hit
Generating station near Chicago had to revamp planning for job involving hundreds of extra workers; ‘no fun sitting in the dark’
BRACEVILLE, Ill.—The coronavirus pandemic has put much of life and business on hold, but some things can’t wait—such as refuelings at a nuclear-power plant.
It is a mammoth undertaking involving thousands of maintenance jobs and an influx of hundreds of workers over a few weeks—all tightly choreographed and within the confines of a single plant. In other words, a potential breeding ground for a pandemic.