Follow-up to: Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant as 'Blizzicane' hits Boston area -- Reactor shuts down -- Hurricane force windgust at airport
Title: More than 400K without power in eastern Massachusetts
Author: Sy Becker
Date: Feb 9 2013, 9:21 AM EST
The storm that dumped two feet of snow on western Massachusetts treated the eastern part of the state more harshly. More than 400,000 customers in eastern Massachusetts are beginning their Saturday morning without power, and the state’s only nuclear power plant had to shut down. [...]
The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth had to be shut down because the plant’s own in-house system had also lost power due to the blizzard conditions.
About three feet of snow fell in some parts of the Boston area, and 28” of snow had already fallen in parts of central Connecticut.
A similar statement was read during the news broadcast: “Even the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth had to be shut down because the plant’s in-house system had also lost power during the storm.”
The AP reports “the NRC says the nuclear power plant experienced an automatic shutdown at around 9:15 p.m. Friday after losing off-site power”.
Published: February 9th, 2013 at 11:53 am ET