Feb 9 A nuclear power plant in Massachusetts
lost power and automatically shut down late on Friday during a
massive blizzard across the northeastern United States, the
nuclear regulator said.
The reactor at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth
closed down with no problems and there was no threat to public
safety, an official at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
"There was no impact on plant workers or the public," he
The snowstorm, which continued on Saturday, disrupted
thousands of flights and left more than 200,000 people without
power in Massachusetts alone.
It shut down roads and mass transit and blanketed the region
with heavy snowfall.
(Reporting by Andrew Heavens; Editing by Alison Williams)