NRC To Conclude Additional Oversight of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant



PLYMOUTH – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that their oversight of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth in connection to a recent shutdown will be finished at the end of the month.

This comes after NRC inspectors traveled to the plant early last month and found that the plant had addressed the areas of weakness responsible for the unplanned shutdowns during winter storms in January.

According to NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan, the NRC is continuing to review an apparent violation that was issued to Pilgrim on May 27.

That finding involves the maintenance of the plant’s safety relief valves and stems from a special inspection conducted at the site after January’s shutdown.

If the violation is classified as “White” (low to moderate safety significance), the agency will then determine the amount of increased scrutiny that should be applied to the plant.

That decision’s not expected until this summer.
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