Inside the Refueling of a Nuclear-Power Plant as Coronavirus Hit

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.…

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.

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