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Pilgrim Watch 2012 Update

Pilgrim Watch 2012 Update

Pilgrim Risks: Accidents and Daily Operations (PDF)

Table of Contents

Pilgrim: How Boiling Water Reactors Work 1

Accidents
Spent Fuel Storage -Pool Fires 2
Containment Failure: Vent & Hydrogen Explosions 5
Pilgrim- Electric Reliability 10
Security 11
Emergency Planning 12
Post Accident Cleanup 16

Risks From Daily Operations
Radiation Health Impacts 17
Monitoring 22
Marine Impacts 29

NRC Oversight- Public Participation- Alternatives
NRC Oversight 30
Public Participation 31
Do We Need Pilgrim’s Electric Power?…

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Local Groups Call on State & Federal Agencies to Require Entergy to Stop Polluting

Local Groups Call on State & Federal Agencies to Require Entergy to Stop Polluting

PLYMOUTH, MA — Jones River Watershed Association (JRWA) and Pilgrim Watch (PW) yesterday renewed their request for government agencies to address issues relating to Entergy-Louisiana’s destruction and pollution of Cape Cod Bay from its operations at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth. Pilgrim takes in and heats 510 million gallons a day of sea water to make steam for its electric turbines and cool the reactor.…

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Groups Petition NRC to Close Pilgrim During Lock Out

Groups Petition NRC to Close Pilgrim During Lock Out

PLYMOUTH, MA — Today a statewide coalition of public health, nuclear safety, social justice, and environmental groups delivered a letter to Governor Deval Patrick requesting that he ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to close the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station because the plant’s owner has locked out its regular workforce from the Utility Workers of America Union Local 369.…

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Out of State, Out of Touch: Congressman Upton & colleagues ignore serious public safety issues and environmental violations; trample rights of Pilgrim Nuclear neighbors

Out of State, Out of Touch: Congressman Upton & colleagues ignore serious public safety issues and environmental violations; trample rights of Pilgrim Nuclear neighbors

“In the week where Pilgrim was shut down due to a cooling water system malfunction, and the community gathered to raise awareness over safety, Congressman Upton and his colleagues saw fit to do Entergy-Louisiana’s bidding to get the NRC to trample the rights of local residents. These Congressmen from Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, and Texas are out of touch with what’s happening here in Plymouth” — Pine duBois Keep reading →