Coverage of Pilgrim’s Winter Storm Shutdown
The Pilgrim nuclear power plant shut down automatically at 4:05am Tuesday (1/27/2015) after two transmission lines failed… coverage ongoing
"Overall there have been 94 shutdowns at U.S. nuclear power reactors in 2013 through June.
With roughly 100 reactors, that’s an average of less than one shutdown per reactor.
Pilgrim has had 7 times that.
– David Lochbaum
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Road Less Taken:
Energy Choices for the Future
If Pilgrim is unplugged, where will our energy come from?
Watch Arnie Gundersen and Amory Lovins' insightful discussion on transitioning towards a clean energy economy in the US and abroad.
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PC Panel Discussion: Get Involved!
Three local nuclear safety advocates describe why citizens should be involved in decision-making around Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in this video from a panel discussion this past April.
Rally for Success at the State House
Last year, Cape Downwinders and residents marched to the State House and presented extracts of official petitions signed by all 15 Cape Cod towns to shut down Pilgrim. Governor Patrick agreed to send a letter to the NRC requesting that that the plant be shut down.
In 2011, the State Department recommended that all US citizens within 50 miles of Fukushima evacuate. Pilgrim's emergency "plan" stops at 10 miles.
Population within 10 miles:
Population within 50 miles:
nearly 5 million