pilgrim nuclear power station


The owners of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth have announced that they will close the plant by June 2019.

Entergy Corp. said Tuesday it is closing the only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts because of "poor market conditions, reduced revenues and increased operational costs."

The decision comes about a month after federal inspectors said they would increase oversight of the plant in the wake of a shutdown during a winter storm. The plant needs millions of dollars in safety improvements.

The plant was relicensed in 2012 for 20 years.


Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is urging the owners of the Pilgrim nuclear plant to take "corrective actions" in response to concerns raised by federal regulators.

United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Off-site power has been restored to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, two days after being knocked out by the blizzard.

MA Pols Object As Nuke Plant Relicensing Nears

May 9, 2012

Massachusetts' only nuclear power plant is seeking permission to operate another 20 years. But as a decision nears, some high ranking state officials say a record-long federal review of the request by the owners of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station hasn't been long enough.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The Plymouth plant's license expires June 8. Its owner, Entergy, is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew the license until 2032.