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Pilgrim Watch is a grassroots organization that serves the public interest in issues regarding the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA.
Pilgrim Nuclear Station is licensed to operate until 2032, 60 years; it began operations in 1972.

We oppose its operations, unless the following standards are met:
Heightened security to protect against attack from the air, water, and land.  

Safer storage of spent radioactive fuel rods until all spent rods are moved off-site that means reducing the pool to its original low density design and placing the bulk of the fuel in hardened dry casks.

Reduction of allowable radioactive emissions into our air and water.

Monitors real-time air monitors installed offsite in sufficient numbers computer linked to the state with regular public reports; enhanced environmental monitoring by the state with regular public reports

Replace the water cooling system with one not harmful to marine life.
Updated emergency planning, including expanding the emergency planning zone.
Install a filter on the Direct Torus Vent. The vent is used to relieve pressure in the core in a severe accident to try to save the containment. If the vent is opened without adding a filter, large amounts of radiation will be released  into our communities.
 

Meet technical specifications required for new reactors built today; and NRC do its job and enforce its regulations. 

Fix or Retire Pilgrim - the consequences of not doing so are too great. The lights will stay on one way or another- the region does not need its electricity.

 

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