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Protecting the People: Decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

Protecting the People: Decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

 Wed . March 23 . 2016
 7:00 pm  – 9:30 pm      Plymouth Public Library (132 South St, Plymouth, MA)
An informational forum, including presentation and discussion, on the topic of decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA. Come find out what the closure of Pilgrim means for you and your community, and ask questions of our expert panelists:

Arnie Gunderson
Chief Engineer, Fairewinds Associates
With more than 45-years of nuclear power engineering experience, Arnie Gundersen graduated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute cum laude with a BS and Master of Nuclear Engineering.…

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Pending Nuclear Bills on Beacon Hill

Here are three ways you can support the nuclear bills pending in the state house:

  1. Attend hearings and provide testimony in person. To learn the time and location of hearings, go to the state’s bill search page HERE. In the search box enter either the bill number or keyword, “nuclear.” You can also use the links provided below.
  2. Email the Joint Committees that are hearing the bills and ask for their support. You can contact the Committee Chairs or some or all members. See below for contact details.
  3. Email your State Representatives and Senator and ask them to get on board. Request a copy of their testimony. Find your legislators HERE.
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Newsletter: November 2015

Newsletter: November 2015

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In This Issue:

  • Entergy will pull the plug on Pilgrim by 2019, activists say not soon enough
  • Senate Bills S.1797 & S.1798 Scheduled for Hearing on November 17
  • The Speak Out at the State House to Close Pilgrim Now!
  • Activists challenge Baker’s response on plant closure
  • Marshfield leader behind Pilgrim Coalition calls Pilgrim’s closure a beginning
  • PC looking for personal stories regarding medical effects of “Living in the Shadow of Pilgrim”
  • Another Entergy nuke bites the dust, Fitzpatrick in New York will close
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    Shut Pilgrim Speakout

     Thu . October 22 . 2015      Massachusetts State House

    Update 11/04/15: On October 22nd, 2015, numerous activists, politicians and concerned citizens rallied at the Massachusetts State House for the immediate closure of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth, MA. Video of the event speakers’ segments can be seen here, courtesy of Michael Passarini:

    Watch event videos >>

    Update 10/21/15: While Entergy Corporation has recently announced it will ‘shut down’ the Pilgrim nuclear reactor in 2019, the real narrative is that Entergy will continue to operate the dangerous and degraded Pilgrim nuclear reactor for profit for four more years.…

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    Petition to Shut Pilgrim – Sign Now!

    Petition to Shut Pilgrim – Sign Now!

    We are petitioning to demand the Nuclear Regulatory Commission close Pilgrim now.

    Sign Now on Change.org >>

    We are petitioning you to demand the Nuclear Regulatory Commission close Pilgrim now! Not in 2019!

    THE REAL Entergy narrative is not “Pilgrim nuclear plant will shut by mid-2019; (Page A1, Oct. 14), but the fact it will continue to operate a degraded and dangerous nuclear reactor for profit for four more years.…

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    Cape Downwinders deliver a letter to Governor Baker asking him to use his authority and request the NRC close Pilgrim now

    Cape Downwinders deliver a letter to Governor Baker asking him to use his authority and request the NRC close Pilgrim now

    BOSTON, MA — Today at 11:30 am, Cape Downwinders will be delivering a letter to Governor Baker asking him to use his authority and call on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to close the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station immediately.

    Yesterday the NRC issued the Mid-Cycle Assessment of Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth and their poor assessment places them in a category of the worst performing nuclear power stations in the United States.…

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    Newsletter: August 2015

    Newsletter: August 2015

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    In This Issue:

  • Second Pilgrim employee fails fitness-for-duty test
  • Thanks go to the Duxbury Town Selectmen! More protection from Pilgrim power plant
  • Michael Dukakis leads 3-day protest against Pilgrim power plant, continues 30-year fight
  • Water pollution documented in new Pilgrim Nuclear report
  • Good news! The Obama Administration recently unveiled it’s new version of the Clean Power Plan, and it doesn’t include nuclear
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    Pilgrim nuclear plant shuts down after valve malfunction

    Pilgrim nuclear plant shuts down after valve malfunction

    PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s reactor automatically shut down late Saturday, avoiding a potentially dangerous situation when a valve that regulates the steam transfer from the reactor to the turbine closed when it should have remained open.

    It marks the third time this calendar year that the plant has been forced to shut down due to mechanical failures.…

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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.…

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    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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