PLYMOUTH — During April’s refueling at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, 10 contracted workers entered the main condenser of the reactor to deal with a faulty gasket without wearing the proper protective gear. The plant’s radiation technician said he believed the workers were simply measuring the gasket. But after measuring it, they proceeded to cut it out in order to replace it.…Keep reading →
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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:
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.…Keep reading →
This chronology attempts to capture the major milestones related to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station beginning with the Town of Plymouth’s granting of a special permit to Boston Edison to construct a nuclear power facility in 1967, and ending with Entergy’s announcement on October 13, 2015 that Pilgrim will close no later than June 2019.…Keep reading →
We are petitioning to demand the Nuclear Regulatory Commission close Pilgrim now.
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.…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 →
Report Released Documenting Marine Destruction and Pollution of Cape Cod Bay by Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear
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 →
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 →