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Cape Downwinders deliver a letter to Governor Baker asking him to use his authority and request the NRC close Pilgrim now

Cape Downwinders deliver a letter to Governor Baker asking him to use his authority and request the NRC close Pilgrim now

BOSTON, MA — Today at 11:30 am, Cape Downwinders will be delivering a letter to Governor Baker asking him to use his authority and call on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to close the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station immediately.

Yesterday the NRC issued the Mid-Cycle Assessment of Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth and their poor assessment places them in a category of the worst performing nuclear power stations in the United States.…

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Group Letter to the NRC Regarding Pilgrim’s Juno Shutdown

Group Letter to the NRC Regarding Pilgrim’s Juno Shutdown

Dear NRC Commissioners:

The blizzard “Juno” hit the East Coast and Plymouth, Massachusetts on Monday, January 26, 2015 and increased in intensity until is finally wound down on Wednesday, January 28th. This storm underlined many of the risks and problems associated with Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim). Pilgrim was forced to shut down on January 27th due to the loss of offsite power and according to the PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION OF EVENT OR UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE (PNO-I-15-001), this scram with complications also included three additional failures:

  • The High Pressure Coolant Injection System had to be secured due to failure of the gland seal motor.
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    Residents will express concerns about nuclear plant plan for Plymouth tidelands

    Residents will express concerns about nuclear plant plan for Plymouth tidelands

    PLYMOUTH, MA – Residents will get a chance to hear representatives from Entergy, the Louisiana based company which owns the Pilgrim nuclear station, explain its plan for a new emergency water cooling system on public tidelands at a hearing before the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 18, in the Mayflower Room at Plymouth Town Hall, 11 Lincoln Street.…

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    APCC calls for Pilgrim closure

    APCC calls for Pilgrim closure

    The Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod has released their study:
    http://www.apcc.org/documents/pdfs/statements/2014/March/Pilgrim-3-17-14.pdf

    “Based on the importance of Cape Cod’s natural resources and the impacts and threats posed by Pilgrim, APCC calls on public officials and regulatory agencies to revoke Pilgrim’s permits and to require that Pilgrim be decommissioned in the shortest time and safest manner feasible.…

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