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NRC says last three Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shutdowns were unrelated

NRC says last three Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shutdowns were unrelated

Ten days ago it was a pump problem. Then, a few days later duck hunters came a bit too close for comfort. And Monday a valve leak set off alarms at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. But, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, it does not, as of now, “see any commonalities between these events as two involved different valves and one was caused by personnel error.”

From a layman’s point of view, these three events – and another shutdown in May – could appear to form a troubling pattern.…

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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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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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“Sounds of Dissent” (WZBC) with Pilgrim Coalition & Beyond Nuclear

“Sounds of Dissent” (WZBC) with Pilgrim Coalition & Beyond Nuclear

Audio: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Fight Heats Up in Massachusetts

Political fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is fueling local opposition to the Pilgrim Nuclear Reactor in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The aging facility’s operating license expires on June 8, 2012, and its owners want a 20-year extension. It looked like it had a green light from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which recommended an approval vote.…

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