Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Returns to Full Power Following 12 Days Offline

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Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station returned to full power this morning after problems forced it to shut down 12 days ago, reports the Patriot Ledger. The 680-MW plant reconnected to the grid on Saturday, reaching full power by 2:30 a.m Monday morning.

Crews manually shut down the plant on Sept. 6, when a valve that regulates water used to create steam experienced problems. Crews attempted to restart the plant’s main turbine generator on Sept. 13, but discovered another problem that required the reactor to be shut down for repair.

In October 2015, Entergy announced plans to close the plant entirely, saying it was no longer financially viable. The company will continue to operate and  service the facility until its retirement on May 31, 2019.

 

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