Mass. nuke plant tightens security after blasts

Mass. nuke plant tightens security after Boston blasts

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts has increased security after two bombs exploded in Boston on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens. The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., about 45 miles south of Boston, was already shut down for refueling when the explosions occurred.

Federal officials said Pilgrim has heightened checks of vehicles, materials individuals entering the plant and will take other steps as needed.

Eliot Brenner, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said federal officials have not ordered changes in security at other U.S. nuclear reactors in the wake of the Boston explosions.

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