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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station lost power Friday night and was automatically shut down during the massive snowstorm, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission." The reactor automatically tripped offline, which it's designed to do when off-site power is lost, and emergency diesel generators took over. The plant was at reduced power during the shutdown "because of a leaking reactor vessel safety relief valve." [Cape Cod Times]