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Plymouth nuclear plant shut down

September 10, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth was shut down last weekend so workers could repair what ownership called a small steam leak in the plant’s feed water system.

A spokeswoman for the plant said Pilgrim remained offline as of Tuesday morning. There was no timetable for bringing it back online.

The plant’s owners and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said there was no threat to the public.

The plant was manually taken down Sunday at about 6:30 p.m.

Pilgrim had not been returned to full power since a shutdown late last month prompted by a problem with the electrical system that runs the pumps that supply cooling water to the reactor core.

An NRC spokesman says although part of the same system, the two issues are unrelated.

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