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Steam Leak Causes Shutdown at Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down Tuesday night for repairs.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down Tuesday, Dec. 3, due to a "steam leak on a valve, which provides sealing steam to the main turbine."

The leak, which is not nuclear safety related, required the reactor be shut down to make repairs according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

NRC Resident Inspectors monitored the shutdown and will observe the repair work.

During a tabletop emergency drill Tuesday, a problem was found in the plants internal conferencing bridge lines. Additional communication lines have been established while the computer server problem is being resolved.

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