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Group Letter to the NRC Regarding Pilgrim’s Juno Shutdown

Group Letter to the NRC Regarding Pilgrim’s Juno Shutdown

Dear NRC Commissioners:

The blizzard “Juno” hit the East Coast and Plymouth, Massachusetts on Monday, January 26, 2015 and increased in intensity until is finally wound down on Wednesday, January 28th. This storm underlined many of the risks and problems associated with Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim). Pilgrim was forced to shut down on January 27th due to the loss of offsite power and according to the PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION OF EVENT OR UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE (PNO-I-15-001), this scram with complications also included three additional failures:

  • The High Pressure Coolant Injection System had to be secured due to failure of the gland seal motor.
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    Residents will express concerns about nuclear plant plan for Plymouth tidelands

    Residents will express concerns about nuclear plant plan for Plymouth tidelands

    PLYMOUTH, MA – Residents will get a chance to hear representatives from Entergy, the Louisiana based company which owns the Pilgrim nuclear station, explain its plan for a new emergency water cooling system on public tidelands at a hearing before the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 18, in the Mayflower Room at Plymouth Town Hall, 11 Lincoln Street.…

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    APCC calls for Pilgrim closure

    APCC calls for Pilgrim closure

    The Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod has released their study:
    http://www.apcc.org/documents/pdfs/statements/2014/March/Pilgrim-3-17-14.pdf

    “Based on the importance of Cape Cod’s natural resources and the impacts and threats posed by Pilgrim, APCC calls on public officials and regulatory agencies to revoke Pilgrim’s permits and to require that Pilgrim be decommissioned in the shortest time and safest manner feasible.…

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    Entergy to Close, Decommission Vermont Yankee

    Entergy to Close, Decommission Vermont Yankee

    Decision driven by sustained low power prices, high cost structure and wholesale electricity market design flaws for Vermont Yankee plant – Focus to remain on safety during remaining operation and after shutdown

    (PRNewswire) NEW ORLEANS – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt.…

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    Plymouth ZBA Will Determine Permitting of Nuclear Waste Facility

    Plymouth ZBA Will Determine Permitting of Nuclear Waste Facility

    PLYMOUTH, MA – The Plymouth Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing on June 12, 2013, on Entergy Corporation’s failure to obtain a special permit for its long-term “dry cask” storage facility at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth.

    “Dry cask storage is a preferred method for storing Pilgrim’s spent nuclear fuel, but it must be done right,” said Meg Sheehan,of EcoLaw, a non-profit group that is providing volunteer legal service.…

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    Cape Codders Vote to Close Pilgrim

    Cape Codders Vote to Close Pilgrim

    14 Cape Cod Towns pass a public advisory question to close the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

    CAPE COD, MA – The results are in and Cape Cod residents have spoken. Last night Falmouth, Yarmouth, Brewster, Orleans and Harwich voters passed a public advisory question to call on Governor Patrick to request the Nuclear Regulatory Commission uphold their mandate to close the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station because the public safety of Cape Cod cannot be assured.…

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    Local Residents Challenge Entergy’s Zoning Permit for Nuclear Waste Storage at Pilgrim in Plymouth

    Local Residents Challenge Entergy’s Zoning Permit for Nuclear Waste Storage at Pilgrim in Plymouth

    PLYMOUTH – A group of local residents has appealed a Plymouth zoning permit granted to Entergy Nuclear Generating Corporation (Entergy). The zoning permit, granted without any public hearing, gives Entergy the right to have a long-term high-level nuclear waste storage facility at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pilgrim’s operating license will expire in 2032.…

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    Provincetown Leads the Way by Passing Town Article to Close Pilgrim

    Provincetown Leads the Way by Passing Town Article to Close Pilgrim

    Article passes by a vote of 197 to 2

    CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS – Provincetown town meeting members voted 197-2 on Wednesday April 3, 2013 to call on Governor Deval Patrick to request the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) close Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS).

    Cape Downwinders initiated a Cape-wide petition to give citizens a voice for public health and safety with twelve Cape Cod towns having the public advisory question on a ballot or warrant.…

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