Pilgrim Coalition http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org Entergy's Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Threatens Our Health, Safety & Environment Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:08:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Report Released Documenting Marine Destruction and Pollution of Cape Cod Bay by Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/news/2015-water-pollution-report-press-release/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/news/2015-water-pollution-report-press-release/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:43:08 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=6327 A scathing new report entitled Entergy, Our Bay is Not Your Dump: A Call to EPA and MassDEP to Terminate Entergy’s Clean Water Act Permit for Pilgrim Nuclear and end the Destruction and Pollution of Cape Cod Bay was released today by Cape Cod Bay Watch, in recognition of World Oceans Day. …

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Regulators Should Terminate Pilgrim’s Clean Water Act Permit

A scathing new report entitled Entergy, Our Bay is Not Your Dump: A Call to EPA and MassDEP to Terminate Entergy’s Clean Water Act Permit for Pilgrim Nuclear and end the Destruction and Pollution of Cape Cod Bay was released today by Cape Cod Bay Watch, in recognition of World Oceans Day. 

The report documents how Entergy Corporation, owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass. destroys marine life and pollutes Cape Cod Bay by using an outdated “once-through” cooling water system to run Pilgrim.

Each day, Entergy takes up to 510 million gallons of seawater from Cape Cod Bay for its operations and draws in fish, plankton, and other marine life. Tens of millions of fish and billions of planktonic organisms are killed with the system each year. The heated and polluted water is dumped back into the Bay under what the report calls the “guise” of a Clean Water Act permit that expired 19 years ago.

As outlined in the report, 24 groups are calling on regulators at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to terminate the permit, which would require Entergy to cease operations until it gets an updated permit.

According to Dr. Jo Ann Muramoto, Senior Scientist at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, one of the groups endorsing the report, “Pilgrim’s seawater intake system has been impacting fisheries in western Cape Cod Bay for years. The discharge of heated seawater back into the Bay is likely causing further stress to local marine ecosystems that are also dealing with ocean warming due to climate change. Our fisheries are in trouble due to a number of causes. Renewing Pilgrim’s discharge permit would signal that regulatory agencies don’t recognize these problems. It’s time to rethink the discharge permit and eliminate these impacts.”

The report draws on information from government agencies and Entergy itself showing the destruction of marine life and pollution of the Bay since 1972 when Pilgrim starting operating. It describes how regulators have failed to enforce the laws requiring improvements in technology and how use of Pilgrim’s destructive cooling system for 42 years has had major impacts on the Bay’s ecosystem.

“Nothing at Pilgrim makes less sense than the fisheries Cuisinart the EPA allows Entergy to operate. Taxpayers spend a billion dollars a year on fisheries management and protection. We might as well shred the money in the Pilgrim cooling system along with all the fish being killed,” said Ed DeWitt, Executive Director at the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.

Meg Sheehan, volunteer with Cape Cod Bay Watch added, “Cape Cod Bay is not Entergy’s private dump for its cooling water. Pilgrim has been using seawater for cooling for free for 42 years, and the public pays the price in pollution and decimated fisheries and ecosystem health. Destroying our Bay for Entergy’s short-term profits makes little economic or environmental sense.”

The report and back up documentation can be found at: www.capecodbaywatch.org/2015-water-pollution-report

The call to terminate Entergy’ Clean Water Act “National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System” (NPDES) permit for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts is endorsed by the following organizations:

Association to Preserve Cape Cod
Beyond Nuclear
Biofuelwatch
Boston Downwinders
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
Cape Downwinders
Clean Water Action
Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim
Conservation Law Foundation
Davistown Museum
Down Cape Downwinders
Eel River Watershed Association
Herring Alliance
Jones River Watershed Association
MASSPIRG
On Behalf of Planet Earth
Pilgrim Coalition
Pilgrim Watch
POCCACapeCod.org
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science 501(c)3
Safe and Green Campaign
Sands of Whitehorse Beach Association
Three Mile Island Alert
Toxics Action Center

 

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Pilgrim Event Report #51087 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/shutdown/pilgrim-event-report-51087/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/shutdown/pilgrim-event-report-51087/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 15:38:21 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=6297 MANUAL REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO LOSS OF CONDENSER VACUUM

Facility: PILGRIM
Region: 1 State: MA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: MIKE MCDONNELL
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO

Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) – RPS ACTUATION – CRITICAL Event Number: 51087

Notification Date: 05/22/2015
Notification Time: 13:36 [ET]
Event Date: 05/22/2015
Event Time: 10:02 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/24/2015

Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1DO)
Unit
1 SCRAM Code
M/R RX CRIT
Y Initial PWR
3 Initial RX Mode
Startup Current PWR
0 Current RX Mode
Hot Shutdown

“On Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1002 EDT, with the Reactor Mode Select Switch in the Start-Up position and the reactor at approximately 3 percent core thermal power, while returning to power from Refueling Outage Number 20, a manual reactor scram was inserted due to degrading main condenser vacuum.…

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MANUAL REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO LOSS OF CONDENSER VACUUM

Facility: PILGRIM
Region: 1 State: MA
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: MIKE MCDONNELL
HQ OPS Officer: STEVEN VITTO

Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) – RPS ACTUATION – CRITICAL
Event Number: 51087

Notification Date: 05/22/2015
Notification Time: 13:36 [ET]
Event Date: 05/22/2015
Event Time: 10:02 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 05/24/2015

Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1DO)

Unit
1
SCRAM Code
M/R
RX CRIT
Y
Initial PWR
3
Initial RX Mode
Startup
Current PWR
0
Current RX Mode
Hot Shutdown

“On Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1002 EDT, with the Reactor Mode Select Switch in the Start-Up position and the reactor at approximately 3 percent core thermal power, while returning to power from Refueling Outage Number 20, a manual reactor scram was inserted due to degrading main condenser vacuum. The cause of the degraded vacuum is currently under investigation.

“Following the reactor scram, all rods were verified to be fully inserted and no Emergency Operating Procedure entry conditions existed.

“All plant systems responded as designed.

“Currently reactor pressure is being maintained at 400 psig with the Mechanical Hydraulic Control System (turbine by-pass valves). Reactor water level is being maintained in normal bands with the Condensate and Feedwater System. Off-site power is being supplied to the station by the Startup Transformer (normal power supply for shutdown operations).

“This event had no impact on the health and/or safety of the public. The NRC Resident Inspector is on-site and has been notified.

“The licensee has notified the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.”

The licensee will be issuing a press release.


* * * UPDATE FROM EVERETT PERKINS TO DONALD NORWOOD AT 1110 EDT ON 5/24/2015 * * *

The following was provided by the licensee as clarifying information to the first paragraph of the original event notification:

“As a conservative measure, the operating crew had previously started reducing power from 20 percent core thermal power when it was first noticed that main condenser vacuum was degrading. This was well before any low condenser vacuum alarms were received.

“During the shutdown, after already securing the main turbine, the operating crew established benchmark values for degrading condenser vacuum for a normal plant shutdown and for a manual reactor scram should vacuum continue to decline to preclude an automatic scram.”

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

Notified R1DO (Dwyer).

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Once again, problems plague restart of Pilgrim http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/news/once-again-problems-plague-restart-of-pilgrim/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/news/once-again-problems-plague-restart-of-pilgrim/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 14:48:14 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=6295
Workers had been in the process of powering up Friday morning and reached about 15 percent of capacity, when they were forced to manually force shutdown due to problems with the main condenser that uses bay water to cool steam generated by the reactor and convert it back into water.…]]>

Workers had been in the process of powering up Friday morning and reached about 15 percent of capacity, when they were forced to manually force shutdown due to problems with the main condenser that uses bay water to cool steam generated by the reactor and convert it back into water.

According to Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan, the loss of proper condenser function was caused by “several aggravating circumstances,” based on a preliminary report submitted by Entergy, the Plymouth plant’s owner-operator. 

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Organization & Town Meetings http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/past-events/organization-town-meetings/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/past-events/organization-town-meetings/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 15:31:12 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=6187 Meeting dates from 2013 – 2015. Note, this is not a complete list. See organization and town websites for general information and other calendar dates. Visit the PC calendar for upcoming events.

Pilgrim Coalition Steering Committee & regular meetings

See our calendar for upcoming events: http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/calendar/

2015: June 9 / May 4 / March 27 / Feb 26 / Jan 22

2014: Dec 4 / Oct 23 / Sept 10 / July 24 / June 12 / May 8 / March 27 / Feb 25 / Jan 21

2013: Dec 12 / Nov 14 / Oct 3 / Aug 29

Cape Downwinders

http://www.capedownwinders.org/

2015: April 22 / April 8 / March 25 / March 10 / March 9: Presentation on the Dangers of Pilgrim / Feb 25 / Feb 11 / Jan 28 / Jan 14

2014: Dec 10 / Nov 26 / Nov 19 / Nov 12 / Oct 22 / Oct 8 / Sept 24 / Sept 9 / Aug 27 / Aug 13 / July 23 / July 9 / June 25 / June 11 / May 28 / May 14 / April 23 / April 9 / March 26 / March 12 / Feb 26 / Feb 12 / Jan 8

2013: Dec 11 / Nov 13 / Oct 23 / Oct 9 / Sept 25 / Sept 11 / Aug 21

Down Cape Downwinders

http://www.capedownwinders.org/

2015: April 15 / March 18 / Feb 18 / Jan 21

2014: Dec 17 / Oct 15 / Sept 17 / Aug 20 / June 18 / March 19 / Feb 19

2013: Nov 20 / Oct 16

Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim

http://concernedneighborsofpilgrim.org/

2014: July 20 / March 8 / Feb 8 / Jan 11

2013: Dec 3 / Oct 12 / Oct 1: Update on Entergy’s dry cask project / Sept 14

NRC & Entergy Meetings

http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg

2015: March 18: Discussion of Pilgrim’s performance and the recent inspection results; dialogue with the public.…

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Meeting dates from 2013 – 2015. Note, this is not a complete list. See organization and town websites for general information and other calendar dates. Visit the PC calendar for upcoming events.

Pilgrim Coalition Steering Committee & regular meetings

See our calendar for upcoming events: http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/calendar/

2015: June 9 / May 4 / March 27 / Feb 26 / Jan 22

2014: Dec 4 / Oct 23 / Sept 10 / July 24 / June 12 / May 8 / March 27 / Feb 25 / Jan 21

2013: Dec 12 / Nov 14 / Oct 3 / Aug 29

Cape Downwinders

http://www.capedownwinders.org/

2015: April 22 / April 8 / March 25 / March 10 / March 9: Presentation on the Dangers of Pilgrim / Feb 25 / Feb 11 / Jan 28 / Jan 14

2014: Dec 10 / Nov 26 / Nov 19 / Nov 12 / Oct 22 / Oct 8 / Sept 24 / Sept 9 / Aug 27 / Aug 13 / July 23 / July 9 / June 25 / June 11 / May 28 / May 14 / April 23 / April 9 / March 26 / March 12 / Feb 26 / Feb 12 / Jan 8

2013: Dec 11 / Nov 13 / Oct 23 / Oct 9 / Sept 25 / Sept 11 / Aug 21

Down Cape Downwinders

http://www.capedownwinders.org/

2015: April 15 / March 18 / Feb 18 / Jan 21

2014: Dec 17 / Oct 15 / Sept 17 / Aug 20 / June 18 / March 19 / Feb 19

2013: Nov 20 / Oct 16

Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim

http://concernedneighborsofpilgrim.org/

2014: July 20 / March 8 / Feb 8 / Jan 11

2013: Dec 3 / Oct 12 / Oct 1: Update on Entergy’s dry cask project / Sept 14

NRC & Entergy Meetings

http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg

2015: March 18: Discussion of Pilgrim’s performance and the recent inspection results; dialogue with the public.

2014: Nov 18: Entergy & DEP public meeting / May 1: Annual assessment of Pilgrim / March 21: Public NRC mtg on Waste Confidence Rule, by internet or phone

2013: Dec 12: NRC webinar on Pilgrim / Oct 28: Nuclear Waste Confidence meeting / Sept 9: Entergy Federally mandated media eventated media event / Nov 14: NRC Webinar on Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Basics

Plymouth Nuclear Matters Committee

http://www.plymouth-ma.gov/nuclear-matters-committee
Town Calendar: http://www.plymouth-ma.gov/town-calendar

2015: May 18 / April 27 / April 20 / March 16 / Feb 23 / Jan 26

2014: Dec 15 / Nov 17 / June 16 / May 19 / April 21 / March 17 / Feb 17 / Jan 27

2013: Dec 16 / Nov 18 / Oct 21 / Sept 16: Entergy presentation on Fukushima; Spent fuel transport history; decommissioning effects mitigation

Plymouth Board of Selectmen & Town meetings

http://www.plymouth-ma.gov/board-selectmen

2015: Feb 10: Discussion of Dry Cask / Jan 27: Discussing Pilgrim

2014: April 5: Plymouth Town Mtg, 2 articles related to Pilgrim / April 1: BoS consider CNP ballot question / Feb 12: Advisory and Finance Committee review Town Mtg Articles on nuclear waste storage, CNP presentation / Jan 28: BoS review Town Mtg Article on nuclear waste storage

2013: Dec 3: Mtg with legislators and BoS on dry cask storage / Nov 19: CANCELLED – Entergy follow-up presentation / Oct 15: Presentation on Waste Storage by PC members / Oct 8: Entergy presentation to BoS and Nuclear Matters Committee on dry cask storage

Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Meeting

http://www.town.duxbury.ma.us/public_documents/DuxburyMA_BComm/NuclearAdvisory
Town Calendar: http://www.town.duxbury.ma.us/Public_Documents/DuxburyMA_Calendar/

2015: May 26 / April 8 / March 24 / Feb 24

2014: Dec 12 / Nov 12 / Oct 8 / Sept 10 / July 9 / June 11 / May 14 / April 9 / March 5: Hostile Action Drill / Feb 12

2013: Dec 11 / Nov 13 / Oct 9 / Sept 11

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Newsletter: May 2015 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/news/newsletter-may-2015/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/news/newsletter-may-2015/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 15:31:21 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=6182 Read It

In This Issue:

  • Join the March for Our Children (June 13-16)
  • Important Nuclear Bills filed at the State House in 2015
  • Did Tesla Just Kill Nuclear Power?
  • Fukushima Update from the Center for Research on Globalization
  • Join the March for Our Children (June 13-16)
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    In This Issue:

    • Join the March for Our Children (June 13-16)
    • Important Nuclear Bills filed at the State House in 2015
    • Did Tesla Just Kill Nuclear Power?
    • Fukushima Update from the Center for Research on Globalization
    • Join the March for Our Children (June 13-16)
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    Pilgrim Efficiency Study http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/featured/pilgrim-efficiency-study/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/featured/pilgrim-efficiency-study/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 21:27:38 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=6016 “Facts to Consider” (1) Downloads: Facts to Consider (MS Word) | Efficiency Chart (PDF)]]> “Facts to Consider” (1) Downloads:

    Efficiency:

    • PNPS is licensed by the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to produce up to 2028 MWt (million watts thermal) of heat with its GE Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactor and use that power to generate up to 690 MWe (million watts electric) of electricity. (2)
    • 34% of the thermal energy produced is converted to marketable electricity (690/2028).
    • 66% of the thermal energy is discharged into Cape Cod Bay. PNPS is permitted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use a once through cooling system. (3)

    Thermal Pollution Quantities:

    • PNPS is licensed to pump up to 447,000,000 gal/day (163,150,000,000 Gallons/yr) from Cape Cod Bay for cooling and return it up to 32 degrees Fahrenheit hotter. (4)
    • This is equivalent to 116,456,000,000 BTUs/day (42,500,000,000,000 BTUs/yr) of heat energy (thermal pollution). (5)

    What does 163,150,000,000 Gallons/yr of water look like? (163 Billion)

    • More than enough to run one shower (typical shower head delivers 2.5 gal/min) (6) every day, all day long, all year long in every household on Cape Cod and the Islands (138,440,412,000 gal/yr; in 105,358 households; by a population of 242,595). (7)
    • 100 times more than the Town of Plymouth’s Water Department pumps to meet the entire town’s municipal and domestic water requirements (1,567,343,161 gal/yr). (8)

    What does 42,500,000,000,000 BTUs/yr of heat energy look like? (42.5 Trillion)

    • The average American home using fuel oil for heating consumes about 700 galllons of fuel per year (9) (97,090,000 BTUs/yr). (10)
    • Every year PNPS discharges enough thermal energy into Cape Cod Bay to heat 437,800 homes every year with fuel oil.
    • That’s more than 4 times the number of resident households on the Cape and Islands and similarly 2.4 times the number of resident households in Plymouth County. (11)

    Conclusions:

    • Two thirds of the energy produced by PNPS is discharged as heat into Cape Cod Bay.
    • Anyway you slice it this is thermal pollution on a disturbing scale.
    • Employing a once through cooling system as acceptable practice is analogous to and based in the technology and sensibilities (dilution is the solution) dating back to the 1960s when landfills and open burning at landfills were also acceptable practices.
    • A closed loop cooling systems is a simple technology and has been the preferred contemporary best practice for decades. Remediation is 20 years overdue.

    (1) Calculations are based on PNPS operating at 100% power for 100% of the time. Quantities (gallons of water, BTUs of heat energy and MW of power) may vary depending on seawater salinity and temperature, and the actual power output of PNPS. In 2014 PNPS operated at 100% power, 97% of the time, pumped an average of 445 MGD and returned it an average of 30.6 degrees Fahrenheit hotter (40.5 Trillion BTUs/yr).

    (2) Entergy reports the “Maximum Dependable Output as 688 MW” http://www.entergy-nuclear.com/plant_information/pilgrim.aspx ; The NRC License Renewal Application documents 690 MW as licensed output http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications/pilgrim/pilgrim_lr_.pdf

    (3) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NPDES Permit #MA0003557

    (4) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station “Discharge Monitoring Reports” for 2014. 447 MGD is the licensed upper limit averaged over the course of a month. On any single day if extreme conditions require it, PNPS is licensed to use 510 MGD. Also see Endnote 2.

    (5) 1 BTU (British Thermal Unit) equals the thermal energy required to raise 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit.

    (6) US Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/products/showerheads.html

    (7) U.S. Census http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/25/25001.html Cape Cod (Barnstable County) has a population of 215,888 in 95,398 households; Martha’s Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands (Dukes County) have a population of 16,536 in 5,891 households; Nantucket Island (Nantucket County) has a population of 10,172 in 4,069 households.

    (8) 2013 Pymouth Annual Report http://www.plymouth-ma.gov/sites/plymouthma/files/uploads/2013_town_report.pdf

    (9) U.S. Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/tables/pdf/wf-table.pdf http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/documentation/heating_oil.pdf

    (10) Home heating fuel oil produces 138,700 BTUs/gallon.

    (11) U.S. Census Bureau (105,358 households) http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/25/25001.html See Endnote 7


    Revised: 5-7-15 (v22)

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    Mad As Hell Mothers Day Rumble http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/past-events/mothers-day-at-pilgrim-annual-event/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/past-events/mothers-day-at-pilgrim-annual-event/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 22:49:57 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=5829 scarpenter1103@gmail.com, or Diane Turco, tturco@comcast.net.

    More information at www.capedownwinders.org and www.madownwinders.org.…]]>
    scarpenter1103@gmail.com, or Diane Turco, tturco@comcast.net.

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    Downwinders’ Lobby Day at the Statehouse http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/past-events/downwinders-lobby-day-at-the-statehouse/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/past-events/downwinders-lobby-day-at-the-statehouse/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:51:17 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=5904 tturco@comcast.net or 508-432-1744.…]]> tturco@comcast.net or 508-432-1744.]]> http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/past-events/downwinders-lobby-day-at-the-statehouse/feed/ 0 “Living in the Shadow of a Nuclear Power Plant” http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/past-events/living-in-the-shadow-of-a-nuclear-power-plant/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/past-events/living-in-the-shadow-of-a-nuclear-power-plant/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:45:37 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=5539

    Come learn simple steps you can take to help decrease your risk should a radiological emergency occur at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Presentations by Heather Lightner, RN, of Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim, and Anna Baker of Pilgrim Coalition. Download/share the event flyer →

    Sponsored by Pilgrim Coalition and Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim.…

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    Come learn simple steps you can take to help decrease your risk should a radiological emergency occur at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Presentations by Heather Lightner, RN, of Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim, and Anna Baker of Pilgrim Coalition. Download/share the event flyer →

    Sponsored by Pilgrim Coalition and Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim. For more information, contact Anna Baker, annazoebaker@yahoo.com.

    • Do you have potassium iodide tablets at home to protect your thyroid?
    • Did you know young children and pregnant women face the highest risk from radiation?
    • Do you know where to take shelter in the event of a nuclear emergency?
    • Do you know whether your town has an emergency evacuation plan?
    • Did you know there are proactive measures you can take to help reduce your community’s risk?
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    MassDEP Hearings on “Clean Energy Standard” http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/calendar-archive/2015/04/16/massdep-hearing-on-clean-energy-standard/ http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/calendar-archive/2015/04/16/massdep-hearing-on-clean-energy-standard/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:26:20 +0000 http://www.pilgrimcoalition.org/?p=5612 http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/news/comment/

    Testimony may be presented orally or in writing at the public hearings.  Written testimony must be submitted by email or mail to: climate.strategies@state.ma.us

    Department of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Waste Prevention
    One Winter Street, 7th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108
    Attn: Will Space

    They are using only CO2 emissions to define what is “clean.” In other words, nuclear power generation will be considered “green.” Please let your outrage be heard!…]]>
    Proposed regulations and background information is available on MassDEP’s website: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/news/comment/

    Testimony may be presented orally or in writing at the public hearings.  Written testimony must be submitted by email or mail to: climate.strategies@state.ma.us

    Department of Environmental Protection
    Bureau of Waste Prevention
    One Winter Street, 7th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108
    Attn: Will Space

    They are using only CO2 emissions to define what is “clean.” In other words, nuclear power generation will be considered “green.” Please let your outrage be heard!


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