How The Coronavirus Is Complicating Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant's Plan To Replace Fuel Rods

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New Hampshire's Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, the largest of three commercial reactors in the region, powered down to zero today.

It's the start of a scheduled, month-long process involving 1,000 additional, temporary workers.

Under the best of circumstances, removing and replacing radioactive fuel rods is a complex process, but as WBUR's Bruce Gellerman reports, this time it's complicated by the cornonavirus crisis.

This segment aired on April 1, 2020.

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