After fixing a steam leak in its feed-water system, the Plymouth, MA, Pilgrim Station nuclear plant is online again.
Officials took the plant offline Sept. 8 to repair the steam leak. At that time, the plant had yet to come back to full power from its last unplanned outage.
This past Monday, just before 10 a.m., Pilgrim spokesperson Carol Wightman released the following statement:
“Pilgrim Station operators returned the plant to service Sunday night, Sept. 15, at 7:27 p.m. when it was reconnected to the New England electric transmission grid. Plant personnel completed a small steam leak repair associated with the plant’s feed water system. We also took advantage of the plant being offline to perform other maintenance that cannot be done while the plant is operating.”
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) power reactor status report for Tuesday, Sept. 17 showed Pilgrim was then operating at 75 percent of capacity.