Plymouth: Pilgrim shut down during investigation of recirculation pumps

The Pilgrim Nuclear Plant in Plymouth is offline while plant staff investigate the plant’s recirculation pumps.

Entergy spokeswoman Carol Wightman says Pilgrim Station operators initiated a manual shutdown after the trip of the plant’s pumps on Thursday afternoon.

The statement released by Entergy says the plant is in a safe condition and plant personnel are investigating the cause.

Officials say the plant will be restarted after a thorough evaluation and any necessary repairs are completed; they note the plant had been online continuously for 230 days at the time of Thursday’s shutdown.

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