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Groups Say Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Should Close During Upcoming Historic Winter Storm

Groups Say Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Should Close During Upcoming Historic Winter Storm

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station on Cape Cod Bay is directly in the path of the historic winter storm due to hit Plymouth, Mass. starting Friday. According to information from the National Weather Service, there could bewidespread prolonged power outages, coastal flooding and erosion, and hurricane force winds.

Local groups have asked the U.S.…

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Heightened Concerns about Pilgrim Nuclear Safety Heading into July 4th Holiday

Heightened Concerns about Pilgrim Nuclear Safety Heading into July 4th Holiday

Entergy lockout of experienced workers extends to one month amid mounting concerns over the cancellation of critical safety drills and inadequately trained replacement workers doubling up on critical safety tasks.

Local workers and concerned citizens have expressed heightened concerns about the safety of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant heading into one of the most densely populated days in Plymouth, Massachusetts.…

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Goodbye Entergy-Louisiana

Goodbye Entergy-Louisiana

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!…

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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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Alliance claims Entergy and NRC are violating Endangered Species Act

Alliance claims Entergy and NRC are violating Endangered Species Act

Jones River Watershed Association and Pilgrim Watch say nuclear plant cooling system creates “killing zone” in Cape Cod Bay

PLYMOUTH — Nuclear power critic Pilgrim Watch has been joined by the respected local environmental organization, the Jones River Watershed Association (JRWA), in asserting that the manner in which the Plymouth-based Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station operates its water cooling system violates the Endangered Species Act.…

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