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Now for our Enviro Show blog tour of Entergy operations around the region. You know, your friendly local radioactive threat? Actually, it’s a tour of citizen campaigns AGAINST the friendly local radioactive threats. Let’s start right here in the Bay State with the folks hoping to shutdown Entergy’s Pilgrim nuke in Plymouth (yes, it’s another scary old BWR reactor, just like the one at VT Yankee…… and just like the ones melting down in Fukushima!). The folks at the Pilgrim Coalition just got the bad news from the NRC that the nuclear lap-dog….. err… watch dog? has extended Pilgrim’s license to radiate… opps, sorry… that’s operate. We had the distinct pleasure of demonstrating to a captive audience on the Sagamore Bridge with the folks from the Coalition recently during the usual weekend traffic jam. As you may know, there’s only two bridges going off the Cape and if an evacuation was ever necessary due to a Pilgrim nuke meltdown, well…. don’t think about that. Look over here! It’s Entergy’s Indian Point nuke (talk about evacuation problems). Indian Point Energy Center is a three-unit nuclear power plant located in Buchanan, New York just south of Peekskill. It sits on a small earthquake fault on the east bank of the Hudson River, 38 short miles north of New York City. Unit 1 is already decommissioned due to safety issues. Unit 2 and Unit 3 are operational right now. There are several anti-nuke/pro-safe energy groups trying to shut this sucker down but in the city Shut Down Indian Point Now is our favorite. These guys are connected to Occupy Wall Street’s Enviro Solidarity working group. Speaking of New York, up in Scriba the Alliance for a Green Economy is working to shutdown Entergy’s Fitzpatrick reactor, the only one of its kind in the nation that did not install a hardened vent system that could reduce the severity of a nuclear accident. And that brings us back to Western Mass & Southern Vermont where Entergy’s VT Yankee nuke radiates away on the shore of the Connecticut River just upstream from us. Of course, the SAGE Alliance, consisting of some 40 affinity groups, is flat-out in Entergy’s & the NRC’s face looking to put an end to the dangerous BWR with all that hot nuke waste sitting in a swimming pool seven stories above ground. We’ve covered that extensively here on The Enviro Show, but did you know that Entergy is part of the far-right corporate American Legislative Exchange Council? How much worse can it get??