MA reactor scrams during start-up

Yesterday afternoon, operators were attempting to restart the Unit 1 reactor at the Pilgrim nuclear plant after a refueling outage. With the reactor at 4%, operators received a trip signal from the Neutron Monitoring System, and the reactor shut down. Cause of the malfunction is being investigated.

(Information from NRC Event Reports. For more details, go to:


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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