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In funding spat, Duxbury cancels disaster training

In funding spat, Duxbury cancels disaster training

Duxbury officials have canceled all training for a nuclear emergency amid a quarrel over the amount of preparation funding Pilgrim nuclear power plant’s owner Entergy should provide the town. The town last week notified state emergency officials of its decision to cancel the training because its training funds have run out, according to the Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee.

Nuclear power plant operators are required by federal regulations to help fund local nuclear emergency preparations plans in communities located within the 10-mile radius of the emergency planning zone, such as Duxbury. Nuclear Advisory Committee co-chairwoman Rebecca Chin said Entergy last year promised $187,000 in annual funding for five years, but a new administrator reneged on that agreement and offered the town less. In response, the town’s emergency director, Fire Chief Kevin Nord, canceled all the training sessions, she said.

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MASSPIRG report claims nuclear power at plants like Pilgrim in Plymouth is too costly, too great a risk

MASSPIRG report claims nuclear power at plants like Pilgrim in Plymouth is too costly, too great a risk

PLYMOUTH — Representatives from MASSPIRG and the Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center, along with state and local environmentalists, gathered along the Plymouth waterfront Tuesday to discuss the release of a report that calls for the closure of nuclear power plants because of their risk to drinking water and other natural resources in the commonwealth and the nation.…

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Pilgrim nuclear plant wants to cut training funds

Pilgrim nuclear plant wants to cut training funds

Local officials say Entergy Corp. is trying to alter agreements

PLYMOUTH — Four times a year, the Taunton Emergency Management Agency trains about 200 volunteers how to handle people fleeing a potential disaster at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth. Volunteers learn how to run equipment to check people for radioactive contamination, direct them to showers, dispose of their clothing, get them into white paper suits and give them potassium iodide – scenes being played out for real every day with the failure of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in Japan.…

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Tritium levels plunge at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth

Tritium levels plunge at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — The levels of groundwater contamination from a radioactive isotope have plunged at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in recent weeks, but the plant’s operators don’t seem to be much closer to figuring out the source of the problem.

Despite the sharp decline, representatives for the Plymouth plant and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it’s far too early to know if the problem has gone away.…

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1988 Archive: Restart of the Pilgrim I Nuclear Powerplant

1988 Archive: Restart of the Pilgrim I Nuclear Powerplant

Hearing before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, second session (January 7, 1988 – Plymouth, MA)

Examining the proposed restart of the Plymouth, MA, nuclear power plant, and the potential implications for the public health and safety in the surrounding communities

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The testimony in this report includes the following statements:

“The presence of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS)-related isotopes has been documented offsite in shellfish, ocean fish, algae, ocean floor sediment, and garden produce.…

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Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment

Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 1181, Published in 2009

This is a collection of papers translated from the Russian with some revised and updated contributions. Written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, the volume outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.…

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