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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 →
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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 →