PLYMOUTH — Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station will be among the first group of nuclear plants required
to look more closely at their ability to withstand severe earthquake activity.
Updated data from the United States Geological Survey concluded tremors from an earthquake as far
as 400 miles away may be felt at the Plymouth plant.
During a meeting with Cape Cod Times editorial board Wednesday, William Dean, the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission’s regional administrator, said the 42-year-old Pilgrim won’t be the only plant required to do
further study on the risks of earthquake damage. The list will be announced next week.