Nuclear power plants in Oswego County on heightened awareness after Boston explosions

In response to the Boston Marathon explosions, the nuclear power plants at Nine Mile in Scriba in Oswego County have been put on a status called heightened awareness.

Although there are no additional security measures being put in place right now, nuclear power plants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire have increased security after the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., and the Seabrook Station in Seabrook, N.H., heightened checks of vehicles, materials and individuals entering the plants.

Pilgrim, about 45 miles south of Boston, was already shut down for refueling when the explosions occurred. Seabrook is about 45 miles north of Boston in Seabrook, N.H.

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.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this article.)