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Trio of overdoses reported over the weekend

Police responded to a number of drug overdoses in Manomet and the Pinehills over the weekend, including one involving an 18-year-old male. In the first incident, a 22-year-old Plymouth woman was found unresponsive in a car parked at a restaurant in Manomet Friday afternoon, according to Captain John Rogers. She was given two doses of Narcan by police and taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth. According to Rogers, the victim admitted to heroin use and a needle was found at the scene. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Pilgrim Station up and running after lengthy shutdown

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is once again running at full capacity following a 12-day shutdown. According to a statement released by the company, Pilgrim Station was shut down due to trouble with a feedwater regulating valve that provides water to the reactor for steam generation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim almost back online after eight days

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was slowly powering up Tuesday and reached 9 percent of its full capacity when yet another mechanical malfunction forced operators to shut the reactor back down, marking the eighth day the plant has been offline. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim opponents petition to require plant upgrades

Eight safe energy groups, including Beyond Nuclear and Pilgrim Watch, are requesting that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission force Entergy Corp. to comply with a regulation that mandates Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to have reliable hardened containment vents. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Too much water shuts down Pilgrim Station

Trouble with a regulating valve led to a shutdown of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Tuesday morning. The valve controls the amount of water controls the amount of water let into the reactor. That water is then turned into steam, which generates the turbine, according to NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Single-car crash sends Plymouth man to hospital

A 22-year-old Plymouth man was airlifted from Forges Field to a Boston hospital following a single car accident in South Plymouth, Sunday night. According to Captain John Rogers, the man hit a telephone pole on Jordan Road at around 8:30 p.m. There were no other passengers in the car, he said. The victim is listed in stable condition, he added. (more…) Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Judge mulls evidence in Pilgrim spent-fuel case

Whether they succeed or fail, the residents who filed suit against Entergy Corp. and Plymouth officials over the permit for a large radioactive waste storage facility at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station have at least had their say, according to their attorney. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Plymouth police log for August 31, 2016

2:14 a.m. Aggravated assault on Avenue B
7:15 a.m. Recovered hypodermic needle on Ship Pond Road
7:53 a.m. Recovered hypodermic needle on State Road
10:20 a.m. Larceny on Sacrifice Rock Road
Compressor reportedly stolen from construction site. 12:48 p.m. Suspicious activity on Long Pond Road
2:54 p.m. Harrasment on Boatwright’s Loop
2:56 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Long Pond Road
8:37 p.m. Drug overdose on State Road

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Loud exhaust leads to pot bust in Forges Field

A overly loud exhaust lead to the arrest of two men on charges of marijuana dealing, Saturday evening. According to Lieutenant Dana Flynn, Joshua Hoyt, 19 of of Stoddard Street and Daniel Daly, 19 of Carver, were leaving Forges Field when they were stopped by an officer entering the sports complex. The officer allegedly, Flynn said, found a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. He also allegedly found a grinder, scale, bottles of vodka and rum, and about 12 ounces of marijuana on the  floor of the car, according to Flynn. The pair allegedly also had $2,200 in cash on them. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim shutting down for valve repair

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, already one step from being forced by federal regulators to close down based on poor performance, is now trying to figure out the cause of a malfunctioning valve designed to prevent radioactivity from leaking into the environment during a nuclear accident. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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High water temperature briefly lowers power at Pilgrim Station

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station reduced power briefly Monday afternoon due to a problem with its salt water service system, according to a notice from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The salt water system provides cooling water to areas such as the reactor and turbine, according to the notice. Plant operators popwered down to 65 percent, according to a statement from plant spokesman Patrick O’Brien when the water temperature was above 75 degrees. After an hour, the temperature fell and operations resumed. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: New panel to keep tabs on Pilgrim shutdown

House and Senate negotiators approved a state energy bill late Sunday that establishes a panel comprising state energy experts, legislators, local officials and area citizens who will offer input on the decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which is scheduled to shut down in June 2019. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim’s water discharge permit gets long-delayed review

Citizens who have long been concerned about the impact of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station on water quality and marine habitat in Cape Cod Bay will get a chance to address federal regulators Thursday during a public hearing on a draft water discharge permit produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more at The Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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New NRC inspector assigned to Pilgrim Station

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, have appointed  Brandon Pinson as a new resident inspector at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Pinson joined the Region I office in July 2013. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He is a graduate of the NRC’s Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program and has completed a rigorous inspector qualification program. Most recently, he was a reactor engineer in the Region I Division of Reactor Projects. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Pilgrim seeks more time for safety upgrade

The owner of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has requested an extension to allow the plant to get around the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s post-Fukushima order that mandates reactors have reliable hardened containment vents. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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Town announces paving of Clark, Rocky Hill and Doten roads

The Department of Public Works will begin paving Clark Road, Rocky Hill Road and Doten Road starting Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Clark Road will be paved from Route 3 to Old Sandwich Road,  Rocky Hill Road will be paved from from Whitehorse Beach Road to Powerhouse Road, and Doten Road in its entirety. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Alexander Gravelle named to Emmanuel College Dean’s List

In honor of his outstanding academic achievement, Emmanuel College has named Alexander Gravelle of Plymouth to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester. Continue Reading →

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WICKED LOCAL: Plymouth DPW crew rescues fawn near Manomet Transfer Station

“It was pretty impressive, just hearing the fawn down there, crying,” Plymouth Natural Resource warden Nate Cristofori said, recounting how he was informed about a fawn that fallen into a culvert and become trapped. A DPW crew was working near the Manomet Transfer Station and, over the sounds of the transfer station and cars rushing down Beaver Dam Road, heard what sounded like a cross between a kazoo and a cat’s meowing. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: Inspectors find more issues at Pilgrim

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is still struggling with the problem of not properly prioritizing or adequately following through with needed repairs on rundown parts. On Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its report regarding a two-week inspection conducted at Pilgrim in mid-May. Read more at The Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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CAPE COD TIMES: NRC: Pilgrim let safety gear lapse

Electrical relays at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, relied on to shut safety valves in the reactor building should an accident occur, had long exceeded their shelf life when checked by federal inspectors last week. Read more at The Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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