Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Won't Return To 100% Operational Status

It does not appear that the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth will ever return to 100 percent status before it is scheduled to close June 1st. 

According to the NRC’s Power Reactor Status Report, the facility is operating at only 41 percent. Issues with pumps used to pump sea water for cooling. 

The facility had been operational for more than 45 years.

In the meantime, the State Senate has approved a budget amendment that would require the owners of the Plymouth Power Station to pay for yearly assessments on the property so long as there are spent fuel rods there.

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