PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth is back online following a two-day shutdown to investigate a minor leak at a valve on a steam-carrying pipe.
owner Entergy said in a statement that Pilgrim was reconnected to the
electric transmission grid just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
plant was manually shut down at about 5:45 p.m. Monday to investigate a
minor leak associated with a pilot valve on one of the plant's four
safety relief valves. Plant technicians replaced the valve.
There was no threat to public safety.
shutdown came four days after the 685-megawatt plant came back online
following a seven-day shutdown prompted by the failure of an electrical
relay that caused two water recirculation pumps to automatically turn