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Environmental monitoring activities around the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

Massachusetts. Dept. of Public Health

Environmental monitoring activities around the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

by Massachusetts. Dept. of Public Health

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Published by Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Human Services, Dept. of Public Health in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Mass.),
  • Nuclear power plants

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    Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station today announced there will be a TEST of the Prompt Alert Notification System (a system of sirens) in the mile area around the station on Thursday, Novem beginning at p.m. The test will consist of a steady, three-minute siren tone beginning at p.m. Connecting contemporary coastal Massachusetts to its environment since Our Mission to protect, enhance and restore the quality of the natural resources in Southeastern Massachusetts, in particular the Jones River and Cape Cod Bay, for present and future generations, while cultivating effective stewardship of our regional environment through science, advocacy, and education.

    The Commonwealth’s only nuclear power plant, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, is in my legislative district in Plymouth. Since it opened in , the plant has created hundreds of jobs and boosted. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station remained shut down Friday for the 18th straight day as the Plymouth plant awaited the replacement of a transformer.

      A group of Massachusetts citizens is planning to use the Clean Water Act to sue the Entergy Corporation for environmental violations at their Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The group says the company should pay nearly a billion dollars in penalties. The citizens' lawyer, Meg Sheehan, laid out the details of the case to host Steve Curwood, and Vermont Law School Professor Patrick .   About Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and Entergy. The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station currently employs about people. Pilgrim began generating electricity in and was permanently shut down on Entergy purchased the plant in from Boston Edison. Additional information is available at


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Environmental monitoring activities around the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station by Massachusetts. Dept. of Public Health Download PDF EPUB FB2

Environmental monitoring. The Radiation Control Program (RCP) conducts environmental radiation monitoring within the mile Emergency Planning Zones (EPZs) of operating nuclear power stations in or near the Commonwealth as part of our regulating responsibilities.

This section provides descriptions of the three nuclear power plant mile EPZs in Massachusetts along with a summary of environmental samples collected and analyzed in and Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) is located in Plymouth, MA. The radiation environmental monitoring of Pilgrim and Seabrook EPZs has been in place since the s. The environmental monitoring program for Massachusetts communities within the VY EPZ began in A focused investigation of tritium in groundwater on the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant property is ongoing and not part of this report.

Results of environmental monitoring conducted by MDPH in the Massachusetts communities in the vicinity of each of the three nuclear power stations are discussed below and presented in Tables The tables are organized by nuclear power station and by sample media.

Open PDF file, KB, for MDPH Memo Summarizing the Status of the Groundwater Monitoring Program at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station as of J (PDF KB) Open DOC file, MB, for MDPH Memo Summarizing the Status of the Groundwater Monitoring Program at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station as of J (DOC MB).

Local Environment A Longstanding Commitment. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has a longstanding commitment to improving the local and global environment. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station's impact on the environment is extremely positive for two reasons: it is a clean power source and more than $, of all of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station's community funding is for environmental grants.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Rocky Hill Road PlyrioutW, MA Octo ENGC Ltr. A planning schedule bar chart for environmental monitoring programs related to the operation of Pilgrim Station, showing task activities and milestones from Decembel. The NRC requires nuclear power plants to be designed in a way that keeps radioactive material releases as low as reasonably achievable.

Plant operators must also: Comply with radiation dose limits for the public; Monitor both what they release and the environment around the plant; Report their results annually to the NRC.

Location: Plymouth, MA (38 miles SE of Boston, MA) in Region I Operator: Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. Operating License: Issued - 06/08/ Renewed Operating License: Issued - 05/29/ License Expires: 06/08/ Docket Number: Reactor Type: Boiling Water Reactor Licensed MWt: 2, Reactor Vendor/Type: General Electric Type 3 Containment Type: Wet, Mark I.

In the event of an emergency, the following services, if needed, would be provided through the Radiological Emergency Response Plan: Environmental monitoring and accident assessment.

Protective action decision making. Interstate coordination of information and response activities. Public alerting and information. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station License Renewal Application Technical Information Appendix B Aging Management Programs and Activities Page B-3 Administrative Controls PNPS quality assurance (QA) procedures, review and approval processes, and administrative controls are implemented in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR P Appendix B.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was shut down permanently by Entergy onafter providing electricity safely to the region for more than 46 years.

In August ofPilgrim Nuclear Power Station was purchased by Holtec International in a deal that allowed the site to enter immediate decommissioning. Entergys Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is sited on the shore of Cape Cod Bay and above the Plymouth-Carver Sole Source Aquifer.

Pilgrim has been releasing radioactive materials and other contaminants deliberately and accidentally into groundwater, surface water, and soils since it began generating electricity in The first solution is implemented in the US with a monitoring network around Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts.

The software company TechniData takes over Hörmann's business operations in the field of environmental monitoring technologies. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday approved the application to transfer the licenses for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from Entergy Corporation to a Holtec International subsidiary for decommissioning, paving the way for completion of the plant's Followers: 2K.

This video depicts the emergency planning process at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA. For more detailed information visit Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, in Plymouth, Mass., was under enhanced oversight by the NRC from to Specifically, in Septemberthe agency announced the finalization of a "White" (low to moderate safety significance) inspection finding that stemmed from issues involving the plant's safety relief valves (MLA).

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) was the only nuclear power plant operating in facility is located in the Manomet section of Plymouth on Cape Cod Bay, south of the tip of Rocky Point and north of Priscilla many similar plants, it was constructed by Bechtel, and was powered by a General Electric BWR 3 boiling water reactor inside of a Mark 1 pressure Location: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is no longer required to pay the state to cope with potential emergencies because state law only requires active plants to do : David Abel. Between February and Decemberfour communities hosting a nuclear power plant in the U.S. were faced with the sudden closure of the plant.

These closures were largely attributable to market changes in the energy sector, driven by sustained growth in the natural gas industry. The rise of natural gas-fired plants has recently forced several of the nation's older coal-fired and Author: Jonathan G.

Cooper. Watchdogs hope to head off safety, financial, environmental concerns. Second day of a three-day special Times series.

PLYMOUTH — Although the reactor at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Author: Christine Legere.Re: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Dear Mr. Imboden, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a renewed Operating License to Entergy Corp.

for their Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim). Pilgrim is located on the western shore of Cape Cod Bay in the Town of Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station generates electricity by boiling water using nuclear fission, which creates steam.

The steam runs turbines that make electricity. The cooling water the plant needs for condensing the steam back into a liquid state comes from Cape Cod Bay.