Perry nuclear power plant in US has started operations following a four day outage of the facility, after a contained radioactive steam leak was detected.

Located on a 450ha site on Lake Erie in North Perry, Ohio, the 1,268MW power plant is owned and operated by FirstEnergy.

The radioactive steam leak was detected a month after the plant started opeartions, following a maintenance and turbine upgrade outage.

Perry power plant is a boiling water reactor, which serves northern Ohio and various regions of FirstEnergy’s service territory.

GE Energy’s nuclear business has provided operational support services for the plant, which is reported to supply about a third of the electricity generated by FirstEnergy.

In April 2011, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspected the plant to determine the cause of its high radiation levels.

Apart from Perry power plant, FirstEnergy also owns and operates the Davis-Besse and Beaver Valley nuclear plants in the US.