PLYMOUTH — Associate Professor Alan J. Kuperman, of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, says that 10 years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, America’s civilian nuclear facilities remain unprotected against a terrorist attack of that same scale.Keep reading …Keep reading →
PLYMOUTH — The latest decision in the debate over whether Entergy needs a special permit for dry-cask storage of spent fuel at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant has been appealed to Massachusetts Land Court.
A group of people living in Plymouth and neighboring communities has appealed a zoning board of appeals decision to allow Entergy to proceed with construction of a dry-cask storage facility without a special permit.…Keep reading →
Read the letter: Sen. Markey & Warren: Letter to Entergy
The state’s two U.S. senators recently stepped into the nuclear safety debate, writing a letter to Entergy Corp. to urge the owner-operator of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to expand the emergency planning zone and develop a realistic evacuation plan should the plant have a radioactive release.…Keep reading →
It’s that bittersweet time of year when we savor the last precious days of summer, trying to somehow make them last, yet knowing they’re about to come to an end. In a few short weeks, area parents will be packing backpacks and lunchboxes instead of beach bags, ceremoniously marking the beginning of another school year.…Keep reading →
PLYMOUTH — A new report commissioned by the Pentagon highlights the vulnerability of nuclear power plants nationwide to terrorist attacks and points specifically to the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth as one of eight plants most at risk for a terrorist strike from the water.
The 33-page report from the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project at the University of Texas at Austin criticized federal agencies for failing to ratchet up security requirements at civilian, military and research nuclear reactors, increasing the risk of sabotage or theft by terrorists.…Keep reading →