Pilgrim Plant Running at Reduced Capacity

power plantPLYMOUTH – The Pilgrim Nuclear power plant is running at about 20 percent of capacity as work is going on to repair a water heater that supplies water to the reactor vessel.

Pilgrim spokesman Neil Sheehan says the plant will be running at a reduced level for several days.

” One of these feed water heaters developed a leak on Saturday.”

“The plant has been operating at a reduced level since the weekend as they work to make repairs to that feedwater heater.”

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The work is being monitored by inspectors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission who are stationed at the plant.