Monday, February 11, 2013

USA: nuclear power plant near Boston lost power twice in few days

Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station, which is located South of Boston: in Plymouth (Massachusetts), lost power on Friday and the emergency generator did not work as expected. However the problem, allegedly caused by a human error, was solved in a minute and was treated as a minor incident. 

However yesterday the plant lost power again. Three diesel generators are the only ones providing power to the plant right now. 

It is quite ironic that a facility designed to provide electric energy is so dependent on external sources of electricity, more so being so extremely dangerous if external power is lost. 

Source: EneNews.

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