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Newsletter: May 18, 2012

Newsletter: May 18, 2012

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In This Issue: Groups Tell NRC Entergy’s License Should be Denied Until Cape Cod Bay Pollution Stops / Pilgrim Protest Rally on Sunday 5/20 / Plymouth Votes to Ask NRC to Suspend Relicensing of Pilgrim Reactor; 59 to 41 Percent / Harwich and Dennis Voters Pass Articles on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station / Member in Action: Anna Baker / Blog Post from WDCS: Plymouth Is Where NO NUKES Meets SAVE THE WHALES / Entergy, Workers Back to Negotiations at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; Contract Extended Until May 25 / Radio Interview “Sounds of Dissent” (WZBC 90.3 Boston) with PC and Beyond Nuclear…

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2.206 Enforcement Petition Regarding PNPS Labor Dispute

2.206 Enforcement Petition Regarding PNPS Labor Dispute

Groups file Petition with NRC to shut down Pilgrim during UWUA local 369 strike

Pilgrim Watch, Jones River Watershed Association, Pilgrim Coalition, and Freeze Pilgrim petition the NRC to shut Pilgrim down pending resolution of labor dispute that is fully satisfactory to workers in order to protect public health and safety and to assure that workers are treated fairly.…

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Job Issues Relating to Pilgrim Decommissioning

Job Issues Relating to Pilgrim Decommissioning

Entergy employs 422 workers at Pilgrim.

Recently, 380 workers in Local 369, Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, voted to strike if a contract isn’t reached by May 15, 2012. Nearly all 380 employees are in high-level roles.

Taking Pilgrim off-line permanently does not mean immediate job loss.

A large work force will be needed to decommission, a process that would take at least 7 years.…

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JRWA & Pilgrim Watch: Third Appeal to NRC

JRWA & Pilgrim Watch: Third Appeal to NRC

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Jones River Watershed Association, Inc. (JRWA) and  Pilgrim Watch (PW) today filed a third legal challenge in front of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to Entergy’s once-cooling water withdrawals and pollution of Cape Cod Bay.…

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Plymouth Politicians Write NRC Final Time on Pilgrim Nuke Plant

Plymouth Politicians Write NRC Final Time on Pilgrim Nuke Plant

Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray, state Rep. Tom Calter, and state Rep. Vinny deMacedo ask the NRC once more to consider lessons learned from Fukushima in granting Pilgrim a new license.

As the NRC moves into the final weeks of the relicensing process for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Plymouth’s state delegation is taking one last shot at getting their points across about safety at the 40-year-old plant.…

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