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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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    OF NUCLEAR INTEREST: Pilgrim Juno scram linked to history of prior failures

    OF NUCLEAR INTEREST: Pilgrim Juno scram linked to history of prior failures

    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.…

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