Cape Downwinders put Entergy on Trial, March 18-21Expert witnesses include Drs. Richard Clapp, Gordon Thompson, Stephen Nathanson and Duxbury Fire Chief Kevin Nord. Defendants press necessity defense in their attempt to close the Fukushima-twin reactor in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Despite knowing this could happen since 1972, regulators reject filtered vents.In the eighties, the NRC recommended 'fixing' GE's faulty 'containments' with VENTS. Vents were installed at Pilgrim and Fukushima. They don't work. NRC staff recommended filtering the vents. Industry lobbied and the Commission complied.
No Special Permit needed for Spent Fuel StorageA special permit is required to build a garage for a home, but not for a nuclear waste dumpsite. Plymouth's Zoning Board of Appeals ruled against residents and allowed Entergy to begin an Interim Spent Fuel Storage Installation without a special permit.
The Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons for MassachusettsBoston State House Forum 10/9/13 featuring: Naoto Kan, former Japanese Prime Minister; Gregory Jaczko, former NRC Chair; former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford; Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer.
Featured News about the Pilgrim Nuclear Power StationCape Downwinders gets Governor Patrick to Act. Trial of the Civil Resisters: Citizens mount a vigorous necessity defense. Video update on Pilgrim.
NRC: Pilgrim nuke plant among nation’s 9 worst
Federal regulators have placed Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station among the nation’s nine worst performers based on its recent number of unplanned shutdowns, a move that will mean much closer scrutiny by federal inspection teams in the coming months.
No Escape from the Cape
MEMA's plan for the Cape in the event of a severe accident at Plymouth's Pilgrim reactor IS to close the Sagamore Bridge.