Pilgrim Station gets passing grade in latest inspection

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission found that Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is operating safely, for the most part.

Federal regulators recently completed an inspection of the plant as part of its increased oversight due to the NRC’s decision in September to downgrade the plant’s  safety status to the NRC’s lowest ranking.  Pilgrim is now ranked at the bottom of the performance list among the nation’s commercial nuclear reactors. The latest inspection is the second of three the NRC has scheduled.

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Giant container marked ‘radioactive’ catches Manomet’s attention

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A flatbed truck parked this weekend in the Manomet Stop and Shop parking lot caught some attention, mostly because of the “radioactive” sticker pasted to the side of its cargo.

According to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station spokesman Patrick O’Brien the giant plastic container is an empty low-level radioactive waste transfer container that was scheduled to be delivered to the power plant on Monday. The containers are commonly used at nuclear power plants and are sent to Pilgrim Station every few weeks, O’Brien wrote in an e-mail. Low-level radioactive material is first placed in a stainless steel cask before being put in the kind of container parked in Manomet, he wrote.

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Plymouth police log and arrests for May 19 to May 22, 2016, truck trouble, Main Street fight

May 19

1:29 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Rocky Hill Road
8:01 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road
12:25 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on State Road

May 20

7:04 a.m. Suspicious activity on Route 3
11:36 a.m. Fraud on Clam Pudding
2:20 p.m. Suspicious activity on Long Pond Road
3;45 p.m. Suspicious activity on Old Sandwich Road

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On the Agenda for the week of May 22, 2016

Monday, May 23
Precinct 5 caucus, 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall

Planning Board, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Covenants and Lot Releases: B426 – Little Hios Hills (a.k.a. Ship Pond Estates): Release of Lots 37-73 through and including 37-77; 37-100, 37-101 and 37-102

Tuesday, May 24
Plymouth South High School Council, 7 p.m. at PSHS

Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. at Town Hall

Licenses and Administrative Notes: Haylee Sabella, 15 Capeview Drive, is requesting an Amplified Music Permit for her Barn Shows from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on the following dates:  June 18, 2016, July 23, 2016, August 20, 2016, September 4, 2016
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Fire burns out iconic, abandoned, bar on White Horse Beach

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The Full Sail Bar on White Horse Beach, which has been unoccupied for several years, was gutted by fire early Saturday morning.

Reports on Facebook say the fire may have started at around 4 a.m.  While there has been no official confirmation of the cause, signs on the building offers up to $5,000 from the ArsonWatch reward program.

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Plant and bake sale at the Simes House

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The Simes House Foundation will hold a Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the house.
Plant or bake donations can be dropped off on the morning of the sale between 8 and 9 a.m. Call Margaret McSharry at 508-224-3505 or Linda Williams at 508-224-6300 to donate items before the day of the event. The rain date is Sunday, May 29, at the same time.

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