HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Emails among federal regulators show that officials running Connecticut's nuclear plant want to use water that's even warmer than the temperature that forced it to shut a unit in August.
The emails have been obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request. They show regulators were cool to at least two other suggestions by Millstone Power Station in Waterford to operate with warmer water.
One of the plant's two operating units was stopped for nearly two weeks because the water in the Long Island Sound was warmer than the 75-degree safety limit. The other unit remained open.
Regulators allowed Millstone to use an average of temperature readings that reduced the measurement — but not enough to avoid the shutdown.