Steam leak takes S. IN power plant offline

MADISON, IN (AP) - A weekend steam leak at a southern Indiana power plant has prompted American Electric Power Corp. to temporarily take the plant offline.

AEP shut down all six units at its Clifty Creek power plant near Madison as a precaution Saturday after a boiler tube in one of the units failed and steam began leaking.

No one was injured, but AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry says the plant about 40 miles northeast of Louisville, Ky., will stay offline as crews fix the leak and inspect the units.

The leak occurred in a boiler tube that carries superheated high-pressure steam to a generating turbine. McHenry says each of the plant's six boilers have 112 boiler tubes and all are being inspected for problems.

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