P.M. BRIEFING : Seabrook Passes Tests, Plugs In

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

The Seabrook nuclear power plant has ended five months of reactor tests and has begun regular operation to supply electricity to New England, a spokesman said today.

The tests ended Friday night, and after a review Saturday determined that the final round of tests had been successful, regular operation began at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, spokesman Ron Sher said.

The tests began March 20, and the plant has been operating at 100% during the past few weeks of final testing. It has been generating power for New England residents since first connected to the region’s electrical power grid May 29, as its systems were tested.