Is Pilgrim Nuclear plant In Trouble?

Is Pilgrim Nuclear plant In Trouble?

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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Jan 23, 2013
"Monday's shutdown came four days after the 685-megawatt plant came back online following a seven-day shutdown prompted by the failure of an electrical relay that caused two water recirculation pumps to automatically turn off."

Wonder how long it was leaking...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Jan 23, 2013
Last May: Reactor scram from degrading condenser vacuum due to a valve failure
· Jan. 10: Reactor scram due to trip of both reactor recirculation pumps due to personnel error during testing.
· Jan. 20: Reactor shutdown due to a leaking safety relief valve (These safety release valves are a new design and have been installed since the last outage in 2011.)
Nevertheless, the NRC says no, there is no connection.
“We are constantly on the lookout for any problems or issues that could impact more than one area of plant performance,” NRS spokesman Neil Sheehan said this week.
Read more: NRC says last three Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shutdowns were unrelated - Plymouth, MA - Wicked Local Plymouth http://www.wickedlocal.com/plymouth/news/x192...
Deadly GE Mark I Reactors

Newton Center, MA

#3 Jan 23, 2013
Pilgrim is powered by a General Electric boiling water reactor and generator — a General Electric Mark I reactor of the same type and design as the three that melted down in Fukushima

from Wiki:
Pilgrim's original license to operate would have expired in 2012. In 2006, Entergy filed an application for an extended operating license (until 2032) with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.[3]
In May 2012, the NRC approved the 20-year extension; NRC chairman Gregory Jaczko was the lone dissenting vote.[4]
Opposition to Pilgrim's license extension came mainly from Pilgrim Watch, a local group which filed numerous legal and procedural challenges. The state attorney general has also raised questions about, among other issues, the possible danger posed by storage of spent nuclear fuel at the Plymouth site
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Millstone Unit 1 (CT)-closed but pool still full
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Deadly GE Mark I Reactors

Newton Center, MA

#4 Jan 23, 2013
Pilgrim is powered by a General Electric boiling water reactor and generator — a General Electric Mark I reactor of the same type and design as the three that melted down in Fukushima

from Wiki:
Pilgrim's original license to operate would have expired in 2012. In 2006, Entergy filed an application for an extended operating license (until 2032) with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.[3]
In May 2012, the NRC approved the 20-year extension; NRC chairman Gregory Jaczko was the lone dissenting vote.[4]
Opposition to Pilgrim's license extension came mainly from Pilgrim Watch, a local group which filed numerous legal and procedural challenges. The state attorney general has also raised questions about, among other issues, the possible danger posed by storage of spent nuclear fuel at the Plymouth site
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U.S. Operating GE Mark Deign I Reactors

Browns Ferry Units 1,2,3 (AL)
Brunswick Units 1,2 (NC)
Cooper Unit 1 (NE)
Dresden Units 2,3 (IL)
Duane Arnold Unit 1 (IA)
Fermi Unit 2 (MI)
Fitzpatrick Unit 1 (NY)
Hatch Units 1,2 (GA)
Hope Creek Unit 1 (NJ)
Monticello Unit 1 (MN)
Millstone Unit 1 (CT)-closed but pool still full
Nine Mile Point Unit 1 (NY)
Oyster Creek Unit 1 (NJ)
Peach Bottom Units 2,3 (PA)
Pilgrim Unit 1 (MA)
Quad Cities Units 1,2 (IL)
Vermont Yankee Unit 1 (VT)
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Learn More at the website
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http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2013/01/22/th...

Daiichi Worker...Radiation Still Spreading All Over - Vid
http://enenews.com/fukushima-daiichi-worker-c...

Fukushima 7th Grader...The Govt Knows We're Suffering - Vid
http://enenews.com/fukushima-7th-grader-peopl...

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http://enenews.com/report-news-reactor-vessel...

Washington Post: Nuclear plant produces up to an inch of snow in Pennsylvania —“I’ve never seen this particular phenomenon observed before”(PHOTO)
Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant near Shippingport creates up to an inch of snow as a result of the steam billowing from the stacks. http://enenews.com/washington-post-nuclear-pl...

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Obliviot Sheeple Nuketard

Newton Center, MA

#7 Jan 25, 2013
another idiot nuketard had a letter in the Reformer thursday-
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'Leave Yankee alone and go home'

Editor of the Reformer:
Why don’t you protesters, especially from Massachusetts, stay home and take care of your own problems, like child abuse in foster homes?

[It is true that Mass has a real problem with that, but it has nothing to do with the legitimate concerns of people in Massachusetts about the potential Dirty Bomb just upwind from them in Vernon Vermont! They have just as much of a right to protest VY as any Vermonters in fact more so due to the fact that upon a meltdown of that GE Mark I reactor (same design as the 3 that melted down in Japan) the prevailing winds would take the radiation right to Mass.]

We need Vermont Yankee here in Vermont.

[Not true. The same garbage was said about the nukes in Fukushima prefecture and about Chernobyl, now we know that One Million eventually died young of cancers thanks to Chernobyl and Fukushima's death count is steadily rising now]

Don’t you all realize, especially you protesters from Vermont, what Yankee does for business here and what it gives to charities? They just give and give and give to anyone who needs help.

[Lady EWE need help! The business of nukedom is contaminating the friggin World with cancer-causing radiation-WTFU! No 'gifts' can fix a ruined radiated planet]

Brattleboro would be a ghost town if they are forced to shut down. Please leave Yankee alone and go home and take care of your own problems.

[A couple of REAL ghost towns are Pripyat (by Chernobyl) and all around Fukushima Japan]

Beatrice DeFeo
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