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Federal Inspectors Investigate Plymouth Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown03:31

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The Pilgrim Station nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Mass. is seen in 2004. (Robert E. Klein/AP)closemore
The Pilgrim Station nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Mass. is seen in 2004. (Robert E. Klein/AP)

A special team of six federal inspectors is investigating the unplanned shutdown of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth.

The reactor, which produces about 10 percent of the state's electricity, lost power during last week's blizzard and had to rely on generators to run the nuclear plant's critical safety systems.

WBUR's Bruce Gellerman reports on the shutdown and investigation.

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Bruce Gellerman is an award-winning journalist and senior correspondent, frequently covering science, business, technology and the environment.

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