Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts loses power, again — Second time in two days — May be weather-related — Workers still determining exactly what went wrong

Published: February 10th, 2013 at 11:53 pm ET
By

33 comments


Title: Pilgrim nuclear plant loses power again
Source: Boston Globe
Author: Erin Ailworth
Date: Feb 10, 2013
h/t Anonymous tip

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth once again lost power Sunday, after having it restored for several hours following an offsite outage Friday night. Three diesel generators are now providing back-up power to the facility’s safety systems, said Carol Wightman, a spokeswoman for Entergy Corp. [...]

Wightman said workers are still determining exactly what went wrong, but the outage may have been weather-related.

The plant was first shutdown late Friday when it lost its “offsite power supplies” in the middle of the snowstorm. Electricity returned to Pilgrim at 10:55 a.m. today, according to Entergy, but went back out later this afternoon, and before the facility was returned to service. [...]

See also: Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant as 'Blizzicane' hits Boston area -- Reactor shuts down -- Hurricane force windgust at airport

Published: February 10th, 2013 at 11:53 pm ET
By

33 comments

33 comments to Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts loses power, again — Second time in two days — May be weather-related — Workers still determining exactly what went wrong