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Activists link together in a chain circle to remember years of campaigning against the Pilgrim nuclear power plant, on the day it ceased power production. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Activists link together in a chain circle to remember years of campaigning against the Pilgrim nuclear power plant, on the day it ceased power production. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Massachusetts no longer has an operating nuclear power plant.

On Friday at 5:28 p.m., the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth shut down its reactor, forever.

Pilgrim generated electricity for New England for nearly 50 years.

WBUR's Bruce Gellerman was at the plant and joined All Things Considered with this report.

Activists form a circle outside the gates of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to share their thoughts on the day as the plant ceased power production. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Activists form a circle outside the gates of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to share their thoughts on the day as the plant ceased power production. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Activist Gerry Londergan joined other protesters gathered at the entrance to the Pilgrim nuclear plant ahead of the station's close. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Activist Gerry Londergan joined other protesters gathered at the entrance to the Pilgrim nuclear plant ahead of the station's close. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Diane Turco, director of Cape Downwinders, rings a gong to mark the day the Pilgrim nuclear plant ceased power production. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Diane Turco, director of Cape Downwinders, rings a gong to mark the day the Pilgrim nuclear plant ceased power production. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

This segment aired on May 31, 2019.

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