Despite outstanding contentions on safety and environmental issues; ongoing damage to humans and the marine resources of Cape Cod Bay; critical needs for safety upgrades and improved storage of on-site high-level radioactive waste; lingering worker issues; and plain old commonsense and reason — the NRC issued an outdated and ill-conceived license for Pilgrim to continue to operate for the next twenty years.…Keep reading →
On Thursday, the Atomic Safety Licensing Board denied a contention filed by the Jones River Watershed Association. The contention related to environmental effects on Atlantic Sturgeon and herring that call the Jones River home, was denied by the panel for failing to satisfy the criteria for reopening a closed record, and failing to satisfy ‘the (late-filed) contention admissibility criteria.’
Original link: Opponent of Pilgrim's license renewal talks about denied contention, vote by NRC commissioner (May 25, 2012)
When Chairman Gregory Jaczko resigned from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week, reports suggested it was linked to battles within the commission over safety requirements. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Miles O’Brien reports on how government regulators in the U.S. set the safety bar for nuclear plants.…Keep reading →
While Pilgrim was in the middle of a shut down due to a cooling system malfunction, the NRC decided it was time to reissue the 20 year operating license. This is an outrage, and groups vow to continue the fight against the dangerous, polluting reactor in Plymouth.
“Sometimes equipment doesn’t operate as you would hope.” — Entergy spokesman Jack Alexander, Entergy Manager of Government Affairs (in State House News Service, Andy Metzger, May 23, 2012)
Well, that about says it, Jack!…Keep reading →