(Fairewinds.org, Sept 5, 2013) – Watch Arnie Gundersen’s interview with Amory Lovins, preeminent environmental thinker and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute . With forty years of energy policy experience, Amory Lovins has dedicated himself to the idea that our energy future does not have to look like our energy past.…Keep reading →
From Dave Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists:
“Attached is a brief about Saturday’s unexpected shut down at Pilgrim. The owner’s initial report did not identify the reason the Main Steam Isolation Valve closed or which of two signals automatically tripped the reactor. Because the initial report has to be made to the NRC within a short time (I think it’s an hour), it probably omitted naming the likely suspects until workers have reviewed the data and verified their suspicions.”Keep reading →
Report Released Documenting Marine Destruction and Pollution of Cape Cod Bay by Entergy’s Pilgrim NuclearRegulators 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. …Keep reading →
Here are three ways you can support the nuclear bills pending in the state house:
- 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.
- 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.
- Email your State Representatives and Senator and ask them to get on board. Request a copy of their testimony. Find your legislators HERE.
We are petitioning to demand the Nuclear Regulatory Commission close Pilgrim now.
It is now official! The NRC has designated Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, MA one of the three worst reactors in the country. The recent inspection includes additional oversight with the potential issuance of an order to close Pilgrim. …Keep reading →
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.…Keep reading →
In This Issue:
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.…Keep reading →
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 →
In This Issue:
“Don’t think of it in terms of energy, think of it in terms of public safety. And don’t think of it as an electrical producing facility, think of it as a nuclear waste dump. Because that’s what it is.” – Dan Wolf
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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.…Keep reading →
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.…Keep reading →