Pilgrim Plant

Pilgrim Plant

A Massachusetts nuclear power station, from which “soft” epidemiologic data suggest a slight increase in leukaemia in those exposed to low levels (i.e., < 500 mrems/year) of radiation.
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And with a cranberry Pilgrim plant, you can go one better and make your own.
During the past four weeks, Entergy has cancelled a vital safety drill that has yet to be rescheduled, forced replacement workers unfamiliar with the Pilgrim Plant to double up on critical safety responsibilities, and at times has had to significantly reduce power output at the plant to cope with leaks and overheating.
said the Pilgrim plant is only designed to deal with a four- to eight-hour power outage and noted extended power outages can result from hurricanes, floods or terrorism.
The team also is responsible for license renewal at all Entergy plants and currently is preparing applications for the Pilgrim plant in Plymouth, MA, and Arkansas Nuclear One unit 2, Russellville, AR.
Most of the nation's 104 commercial reactors - including the 685-megawatt Pilgrim plant in Plymouth, the state's only commercial nuclear power plant - are owned and operated by private energy companies or consortiums that have the technical expertise to do the job and the financial wherewithal to cover the huge upfront costs for siting, licensing and constructing such facilities.
While at Entergy he led the 1999 purchase of the Pilgrim plant in Massachusetts, setting the stage for four additional plant acquisitions in later years.
In addition, Entergy has proven its ability to complete a nuclear transaction, having acquired the Pilgrim plant from Boston Edison last year in the first purchase of an operating nuclear plant in the nation.
The Pilgrim plant was the subject of a special investigation by Time magazine last summer which reported multiple security problems.
We expect to realize significant operating efficiencies since Vermont Yankee is a sister plant to our Pilgrim plant in Plymouth, Mass.
The company has operated four nuclear plants in the South for 25 years and the Pilgrim plant near Boston since last July at capacity factors in the 90% range, compared to 80% for the nuclear power industry.
Boston Edison's Senior Vice President Carl Gustin said, "The transfer of ownership of Pilgrim to Entergy is important to Boston Edison, our customers, and the over 600 employees who work at the Pilgrim plant.
If the proposed $52 million sale of the Pilgrim plant goes through as currently structured, Boston Edison consumers will also have to pay at least $700 million in stranded costs.