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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 owner faces penalty for violating state law

The owner-operator of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station violated state law by not getting a proper permit for a pulley system it installed in Cape Cod Bay last fall as part of an emergency reactor cooling system. Read more at the Cape Cod Times. Continue Reading →

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DPW taking steps to get Taylor Avenue repairs under way

Slow progress is being made towards a start date for the Taylor Avenue Reconstruction project. Residents can expect meetings to be held this spring by both state and local officials about what to expect when the $5 million dollar project finally gets underway, according to Public Works Director Jonathan Beder. Beder didn’t know exactly when the meetings would happen, but he said that town meeting would likely be held after Memorial Day. Feedback from White Horse Beach residents told him that it would be best to wait until seasonal residents start arriving. He said he advised state officials to also wait until then. Continue Reading →

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State and local officials looking for ways to replace Pilgrim Station revenue

With the closing of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, the town will need to find a way to make up over $9 million in annual revenue. “In financial terms, the nightmare is beginning,” warned Nuclear Matters Committee member Jeff Berger. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Attorney General Healey calls on Congress to improve safety of spent fuel rods at nuclear power plants

In a letter  sent to U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Ranking Member Barbara Boxer, Attorney General Maura Healey urged Congress to pass legislation to safely dispose of spent fuel rods to protect the health and well-being of residents and the environment. In the letter, Healey specifically cited Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, stating that “more than 40 years after the federal government licensed the Pilgrim nuclear power plant…a permanent nuclear waste repository remains out of reach. It is unacceptable.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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