Plymouth: Two Enforcement Letters Were Sent to the Owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent the letters to plant owner Entergy for a violation related to a procedure not being properly followed during an inspect in March that involving the plant’s Reactor Core Isolation Cooling (RCIC) system which caused another system to be inoperable for about 35 minutes.

NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan tells WATD News that the incident involved both the technicians involved and a supervisor who signed off on the work.

Entergy spokesman Patrick O’Brien issued a statement to WATD News saying the company, “promptly reported this matter to the NRC, when it occurred in March of 2017, and took disciplinary action based on the findings of our investigation. Integrity is a core value at Entergy, and dishonesty will not be tolerated. We will respond to the NRC with details of the corrective actions put in place to prevent recurrence.”


About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.