The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which began generating power 47 years earlier and was Massachusetts’ only nuclear plant, was shut down several months ago.
The Pilgrim nuclear power plant was permanently shut down in May after 47 years of generating electricity.
The cooling tower of a former nuclear power plant next to the Rhine River in Germany that was online for just 13 months has been demolished, 31 years after it stopped producing electricity
nit 2 suffered a partial meltdown in March 1979 and has been out of operation ever since then. The nuclear fuel was removed in the 1980s and relocated to an offsite storage facility at the Idaho National Laboratory.
Fuel transfer operations were halted last August when, according to news reports, a 50-ton cannister was wedged in its transport cask and in danger of falling 18 feet.
NRC is examining if degraded point inside a portion of reactor containment could impact safety systems in the event of an accident.