Opinions

OPINION: Transfer to dry cask storage begins while concerns about unaddressed issues continue

OPINION: Transfer to dry cask storage begins while concerns about unaddressed issues continue

Last month, Entergy began transferring spent fuel from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s overcrowded wet pool to dry cask storage.

Entergy needs to create space in its spent fuel pool so that spent fuel that is removed from the reactor in the future has a place to cool. Two of the three storage casks wereloaded in January, with each cask containing 68 assemblies; the third cask was loaded the first week of February.…

Keep reading →
OF NUCLEAR INTEREST: Using local zoning for local control over nuclear waste

OF NUCLEAR INTEREST: Using local zoning for local control over nuclear waste

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth is storing more than 40 years worth of lethal radioactive waste in a “short term” storage pool built in 1974. Pilgrim is owned by Louisiana-based Entergy Corporation, the second largest power producer in the U.S. In order to keep running Pilgrim, in 2012 Entergy started building a new storage facility for the nuclear waste.…

Keep reading →
OF NUCLEAR INTEREST: Pilgrim’s Cancers – ‘Tobacco Science’ versus fact

OF NUCLEAR INTEREST: Pilgrim’s Cancers – ‘Tobacco Science’ versus fact

Industries that can harm the public have “tobacco scientists” and lobbyists to promote their message. The Pilgrim nuclear plant is no exception, and denies the pattern of radiation-linked cancers and disease around it.

Industries that can harm the public have “tobacco scientists” and lobbyists to promote their message. The Pilgrim nuclear plant is no exception, and denies the pattern of radiation-linked cancers and disease around it.…

Keep reading →
12 Protesters Found Guilty Of Trespassing At Pilgrim Nuclear

12 Protesters Found Guilty Of Trespassing At Pilgrim Nuclear


PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Twelve Cape Cod residents were found guilty Friday in Plymouth District Court for illegally entering the grounds of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.

The defendants admitted to trespassing at the Plymouth facility, but used the seldom argued necessity defense, declaring they were innocent because they were trying to prevent an imminent public danger.…

Keep reading →