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Newsletter: February 2014

Newsletter: February 2014

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In This Issue: 2/25: Next PC Monthly Meeting / 3/7: “Atomic States of America” Screening at Plimoth Plantation / 4/2: PC Member Organization Meeting / EPA: Terminate Pilgrim Nuclear Water Pollution Permit Due to Unacceptable Destruction of Cape Cod Bay Marine Resources / Pilgrim’s Tritium Leaks / Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim Propose Articles Regarding Storage of Nuke Waste / The Inspiration Corner…

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PILGRIM STATION: Plant officially degraded

PILGRIM STATION: Plant officially degraded

PLYMOUTH – The NRC has announced that Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s “performance indicators” have changed again.

Performance indicators show how well a plant is performing “when measured against established thresholds.”

At the conclusion of every quarter, plant owners voluntarily provide the agency with data that determines if there will be any changes to the performance indicators that cover areas such as unplanned shutdowns, emergency siren functionality and the effectiveness of radiological controls.…

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High tritium level seen at Pilgrim

High tritium level seen at Pilgrim

PLYMOUTH — Concentrations of a radioactive isotope called tritium found in late December during groundwater monitoring at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station were the highest detected since testing began at the plant in 2007. Tritium — a byproduct of the nuclear fission process — was found at 69,000 picocuries per liter in a sample taken from a well adjacent to a catch basin that collects and releases waste from the reactor into Cape Cod Bay.Keep reading (Cape Cod Times)

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Newsletter: January 2014

Newsletter: January 2014

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In This Issue: Happy New Year! / Pilgrim the most frequent front-page story of the Cape Cod Times in 2013 / Federal agency set to downgrade Pilgrim nuclear plant again / Thanks go to Martha Coakely for joining MA with three other states speaking up about NRC’s poor regulation on nuclear waste / Experts differ over nuclear accident’s effect on cancer rates in children / Pilgrim Watch on NRC’s Proposed Waste Confidence Rule/DGES / 1/21: Pilgrim Coalition Meeting / 4/2: Coalition Member Meeting / The Inspiration Corner…

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Deadline for comment on NRC’s nuclear waste confidence draft

Deadline for comment on NRC’s nuclear waste confidence draft

December 20 is the deadline to submit comments to the NRC’s draft GEIS, “Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement,” which forms the basis for proposed amendments to the NRC’s regulations pertaining to the environmental impacts of continued storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond a reactor’s licensed life for operation and prior to ultimate disposal.…

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