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Nuclear Power Plants in New England

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Justin Pestana

on 16 March 2016

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After the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, officials are taking a harder look at the aging nuclear power plants in New England as President Obama called for a safety review of all US nuclear plants.

There are three nuclearn power plants in New England: The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA, the Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant in Seabrook., N.H., and the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, CT.
Vermont Yankee, which provided about three-quarters of Vermont's power and employed 650 people, posed the greatest risk before it was shut down at the end of 2014.
The Pilgrim Power Plant in Plymouth, MA, was designed to withstand a more than 6.0-magnitude earthquake and is supposedly capable of handling an 18.3 feet storm surge and 131 mile per hour winds.
The Millstone Nuclear Power Station is the only nuclear power generation site in Connecticut. Millstone is the largest electrical generating facility in New England in terms of the amount of electricity it can generate
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ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS: In 1999, workers found trace amounts of tritium in the space between the two containment-dome structures. The leak posed no threat to public health or the environment.
Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant
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