For the second time in less than three weeks, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant has been taken offline.
A steam leak is being blamed for the most recent shutdown.
Carol Wightman, a spokeswoman for Entergy, the owner of the plant, said the plant was manually shut down around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, to repair what she described as “a small steam leak in the plant’s feed water system.”
Wightman noted that the leak posed no threat to public health or public safety.
The plant was offline for three days last month and when it was powered up, it was only operating at about three-quarters capacity.