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Bills being introduced in the Massachusetts Statehouse 2013

Bills being introduced in the Massachusetts Statehouse 2013

Representative James Cantwell

House Docket, No. 1972 (PDF)
An Act increasing nuclear power plant protections to a twenty mile radius.

House Docket, No. 2040 (PDF)
Amend Section 5K(E) of Chapter 111 to assess power companies $400,000 per reactor (Pilgrim, VY & Seabrook) to fund DPH radiation control program.

Representative Sarah Peake & Ann-Margaret Ferrante

House Docket, No.

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NRC says last three Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shutdowns were unrelated

NRC says last three Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shutdowns were unrelated

Ten days ago it was a pump problem. Then, a few days later duck hunters came a bit too close for comfort. And Monday a valve leak set off alarms at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. But, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, it does not, as of now, “see any commonalities between these events as two involved different valves and one was caused by personnel error.”

From a layman’s point of view, these three events – and another shutdown in May – could appear to form a troubling pattern.…

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Newsletter: January 2013

Newsletter: January 2013

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In This Issue: Feb. 6 Plug-In Workshop / Pilgrim Coalition Seeks Answers About Entergy’s Construction of Long-Term Nuclear Waste Storage Facility (Video) / NUKE MATTERS: Radioactive Waste Storage at Pilgrim: Why it is a Concern / Recent News Coverage / MEMA: No Escape for Cape Cod Citizens…

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Pilgrim nuclear meltdown risk spurs Cape lawmakers to action

Pilgrim nuclear meltdown risk spurs Cape lawmakers to action

WELLFLEET — Concerned for the safety of Cape Codders, who live downwind of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and in the state-declared “ingestion zone” of potential radioactive fallout, state Rep. Sarah Peake and state Sen. Dan Wolf are pushing for laws that will heighten emergency planning efforts and force the aging plant to address safety issues relating to the thousands of spent fuel rods stored in its attic.…

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Pilgrim nuclear power plant back online

Pilgrim nuclear power plant back online

The Pilgrim nuclear power plant is back in production after being offline for seven days.

A spokesman for Entergy, Pilgrim’s owner, said early today that the 685-megawatt plant was reconnected to the region’s power grid shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Engineers and crews manually shut down the plant’s reactors Jan. 10 when Pilgrim’s two large water recirculation pumps automatically shut off.…

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