Plymouth: Pilgrim plant shut down following electrical problem

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The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is offline today following an electrical problem last night. Around 9:20 p.m., Pilgrim automatically shut down due to the loss of one of the two lines that provide offsite power to the plant. The plant’s emergency diesel generators immediately started and are safely powering the plant. Last week, NSTAR removed the second line from service for planned maintenance.

A spokesman for Pilgrim says the problem has no impact on the health and safety of the public or employees.

She also stated that while Pilgrim is shut down, maintenance, that cannot be done while the plant is operating, will be performed. The plant is expected to come back online following NSTAR’s restoration of offsite power and the completion of the maintenance activities. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been notified of the situation.

 

 

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.