Report: Pilgrim cooling system flaw went unaddressed

By Christine Legere, Cape Cod Times

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is operating safely, according to a report based on a special weeklong federal inspection conducted in January, the first of three planned this year. Inspectors, however, did bring up a flaw in an emergency cooling system that had been known but not addressed for nearly a year.… Continue reading...

Nuclear Power’s Carbon (and Other) Footprint

Testimony given by Sheila Parks, Ed.D, Founder of On Behalf of Planet Earth, to the hearing of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy on September 29, 2015. The document was written by Gail Payne, Chair of Nuclear Issues of Sierra Club, Long Island Group.

Page 1: Nuclear Power's Carbon Footprint | Page 2: Nuclear Power's Other Footprint

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NRC’s Pilgrim Reports (Sept-Oct 2015)

October 1, 2015: Problem Identification and Resolution Inspection Report and Notices of Violation (Report No. 05000293/2015010) (PDF)
September 1, 2015: Final Significance Determination for a White Finding and Notice of Violation – Inspection (Report No. 05000293/2015011) (PDF)

Excerpt — “This letter provides you the final significance determination for the preliminary finding discussed in the U.S.Continue reading...

Pilgrim on Newton’s November Ballot

Brochure – Why is Pilgrim so especially dangerous and unneeded? (PDF)

Newton Ballot Question (PDF)

The quickly deteriorating conditions at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA  will now show up on Newton’s November ballot. There will be a non-binding ballot question as to whether Governor Baker should instruct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to revoke Pilgrim’s operating license because the safety of the public cannot be assured.… Continue reading...

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.… Continue reading...

An Anylysis of the Impact of a Disaster at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant on the Economy of Cape Cod

February 3, 2014 – Prepared by Osman Keshawarz (Doctoral Student, UMASS Amherst Economics Deptartment) for the Advisory Commission of the Cape Cod National Seashore to promote discussion and encourage public participation in this topic.

An Anylysis of the Impact of a Disaster at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant on the Economy of Cape Cod (PDF)
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