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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shuts down ahead of storm


PLYMOUTH, Mass. - The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station preemptively shut down Thursday morning as a result of the impending snowstorm.

Power station officials said the decision was based upon updated an updated weather forecast and in accordance with station operating procedure.

“Pilgrim has been operating at 30 percent power since Monday night when a small seawater leak was identified in one condenser tube and subsequently repaired,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “Pilgrim proactively decided to plug additional tubes to prevent this type of issue in the future.”

A date and time of when Pilgrim will return to full power has not been released.