Two US nuke plants tighten security after blasts

Two US nuke plants tighten security after blasts

Power stations about 70 kilometers from Boston, where bombs hit marathon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuclear power plants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire have 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, Massachusetts, and the Seabrook Station in Seabrook, New Hampshire, heightened checks of vehicles, materials and individuals entering the plants.

Pilgrim, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Boston, was already shut down for refueling when the explosions occurred. Seabrook is about 45 miles (72.4 kilometers) north of Boston in Seabrook, New Hampshire.

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

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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