Plymouth: Leak Forces Pilgrim to Reduce to Half Power

A water leak at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station forced operators to reduce to half power.

The water leak was in the main condenser, forcing it to be taken out of service so workers could make the necessary repairs.

The main condenser holds thousands of tubes which circulate water from Cape Cod Bay.

Neil Sheehan, from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, says the steam from the plant is cooled and converted back to water which is returned to Cape Cod Bay.

The plant remained at about half power as of this morning.


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