We are pleased to announce that the Pilgrim Legislative Advisory Coalition (PLAC) has been awarded a $750 grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund to further the work they have been doing to educate citizens about the issues involved with nuclear power and to bring sensible public policy to bear regarding the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.…Keep reading →
In The News
On Tuesday, March 21st, the NRC returned to Plymouth to provide their conclusions from the recent inspection to the management team of Pilgrim in an open meeting. To summarize in two words, the meeting was disappointing and predictable.
Despite the litany of problems that Pilgrim has experienced, the NRC concluded that it is ‘safe’, while admonishing the management team to improve their safety culture.…Keep reading →
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 →
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 →