On the heels of an controversial email accidentally sent from a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to a Cape Cod activist stating that Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station staff are ‘overwhelmed’ running the plant , the Plymouth-based power plant is once again making the news.
The plant is currently shut down due valve leaks — a problem not new to Pilgrim. Leaks in three steam isolation valves were found. These valves are designed to prevent radioactivity from leaking to the surrounding environment if an accident were to occur. Similar valve problems occurred this past August.
For more information, see blow for links to media coverage about the issue:
- Pilgrim Plant Powered Down After Small Leak Discovered; Public Not in Danger; CapeCod.com News
- Leaking valves force Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to shut down; Providence Journal
- Pilgrim nuclear plant remains shut down after leaking valves were found; Boston Globe
- Pilgrim Remains Shut Down; SouthCoastToday.com
- Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down due to valve leaks; Boston Herald
- Leak shuts down Pilgrim power plant; Wicked Local Carver
- Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Shut Down; Patch.com
- Pilgrim remains shut down; Cape Cod Times