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Report Released Documenting Marine Destruction and Pollution of Cape Cod Bay by Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear

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. …

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Once again, problems plague restart of Pilgrim

Once again, problems plague restart of Pilgrim

PLYMOUTH — After its shutdown for reactor refueling last month, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is in the process of cautiously powering back up under the watchful eyes of federal inspectors, following a failed attempt at getting the plant back on line last Friday.

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.… Keep reading →
Newsletter: May 2015

Newsletter: May 2015

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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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    Newsletter: April 2015

    Newsletter: April 2015

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    In This Issue:

  • PC is receiving an award!
  • Democratic Forum: Barnstable and the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant: What’s Important for Residents to Know? (April 8)
  • Public Hearing: DEP on MA Clean Energy Standard (April 14/15/16)
  • Presentation: Living in the shadow of a nuclear power plant (April 19)
  • Should the state advocate for closure of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station?
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    Vote for Pilgrim Coalition!

    Vote for Pilgrim Coalition!

    Hi everyone,

    The Boston Globe GRANT program (Globe Readers And Non-profits Together) just informed us that ONLY Boston Globe subscribers are eligible to earn credit for our ad space in the Globe. If you have already emailed your vote and are not a subscriber, don’t worry.

    We need a total of $1,000 worth of votes (7-day subscriber votes are worth $100; Sunday and online subscriber votes are worth $50) in order to get ad space.…

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    OF NUCLEAR INTEREST: Pilgrim Juno scram linked to history of prior failures

    OF NUCLEAR INTEREST: Pilgrim Juno scram linked to history of prior failures

    On Tuesday, Jan. 27, when winter storm Juno hit Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) in Plymouth, it caused an emergency “scram,” also called a “reactor trip” and more simply known as an unplanned shutdown. Unplanned shutdowns present a risk to public safety, especially when efforts to control reactor temperature and pressure during an unplanned shutdown are complicated by multiple critical equipment failures, as was the case at PNPS during Juno.…

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    Federal Inspectors Investigate Plymouth Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown

    Federal Inspectors Investigate Plymouth Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown

    A special team of six federal inspectors is investigating the unplanned shutdown of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth. The reactor, which produces about 10 percent of the state’s electricity, lost power during last week’s blizzard and had to rely on generators to run the nuclear plant’s critical safety systems.…

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    OPINION: Transfer to dry cask storage begins while concerns about unaddressed issues continue

    OPINION: Transfer to dry cask storage begins while concerns about unaddressed issues continue

    Last month, Entergy began transferring spent fuel from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s overcrowded wet pool to dry cask storage.

    Entergy needs to create space in its spent fuel pool so that spent fuel that is removed from the reactor in the future has a place to cool. Two of the three storage casks wereloaded in January, with each cask containing 68 assemblies; the third cask was loaded the first week of February.…

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    Coverage of Pilgrim’s Winter Storm Shutdown

    Coverage of Pilgrim’s Winter Storm Shutdown

    Pilgrim shut down automatically at 4:05am Tuesday, January 27, 2015 after two transmission lines failed during Blizzard Juno around high tide – furthering concerns that the nuclear plant is seriously unprepared to weather the storm.

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