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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Today only four remain in operation, and one of those, the Pilgrim plant in Plymouth, Mass., is due to close next spring.
As well, the Pilgrim plant in Massachusetts recently announced it is to be closing and is estimated to have 3,000 radioactive rods in storage that will be stored on-site indefinitely.
And with a cranberry Pilgrim plant, you can go one better and make your own.
Navy nuclear engineer from Millstone, Conn., 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.
Or take the example of the Pilgrim plant in Massachusetts.
Of the $1 billion the company's customers are paying for all of Boston Edison's "stranded costs," over $500 million is from the Pilgrim plant alone.
Like Oyster Creek, the Pilgrim plant wasn't supposed to be a prime candidate for acquisition; it was just too expensive to operate.
The Pilgrim plant in Massachusetts was sold in 1999 for $80 million, of which $67 million was for fuel.
The Pilgrim plant's owner, Entergy Corp., is asking the NRC to extend the plant's license for another 20 years--until 2032--although local residents are battling the idea, in no small part because they worry that the resulting waste will continue to pile up in their state.
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.