While it’s true that nuclear technical terminology can at times create confusion, this much is clear: The NRC has not and will not shrug off issues that have safety significance at Pilgrim or any other U.S. nuclear power plant.To the contrary, the NRC’s ongoing inspections, active questioning and interactions with Pilgrim management tell a much different story. Namely, the agency’s inspectors engage plant staff on a daily basis to check on compliance with federal regulations and take action when that is not found to be the case.” Bill Dean, Region I Administrator, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (May 8, 2013, Wicked Local Plymouth)


Yes, it is very safe. Due to the rigorous practices in place at nuclear power plants in the United States, it is a safe and vital form of energy. Read more about what we do to ensure safety and security at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and the safety of nuclear power in general.


Nuclear power can play an important role in the health of our environment.
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  • 650 PeoplePilgrim employs hundreds of highly skilled workers.
  • $145 MillionEconomic impact on the greater Plymouth community
  • $8.5 MillionTaxes paid by Pilgrim to the Town of Plymouth
  • $350,000Donations to the local community and environmental causes
  • $2.6 MillionContributions to state and local emergency preparedness programs