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Update 5:50 p.m.:  

Exelon issued a news release stating the plant is stable and the reactor is shut down. There is no impact to public health or safety or to plant personnel. Exelon's technical experts are looking into the cause of the smoke.

 Unit 2 (reactor) was removed from service on Monday, March 31 to replace a valve on the control rod drive system. The unit was in the start-up process when the event occurred

Unit 1 remains at full power.

Update: 4:15 p.m. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has two people monitoring the situation at the nuclear plant and are going through checklists until everything is determined to be safe. 

Viktoria Mitlyng tells KWQC that Exelon issued an emergency alert at level two out of four possible levels. The declaration was made because safety-related equipment was damaged. The smoke was seen in areas not connected to the reactor, but there were some electrical systems that were down, she added.

Update: Officials with Exelon have confirmed that smoke was seen at the Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station, but they're still not certain if there was a fire. It was discovered while workers were making repairs. Everyone is accounted for and there are no injuries. Work has resumed but employees remain on alert.

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Fire crews have been called to the Exelon Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station in Cordova, Ill. Wednesday afternoon for an electrical fire. We are working to confirm what happened.

Earlier this week one of the reactors was shut down for service to replace a valve on the control rod drive system. The nuclear plant has two reactors and is located on the Mississippi River.

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