Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Pilgrim Station operators are investigating what's being called a minor leak in a safety relief valve.
Pilgrim Station technicians are investigating the cause of a leak in a safety relief valve, which prompted the shutting down of the plant early Monday morning, plant officials said. Operators manually shut down the plant at 5:45 a.m. to investigate what's being called "a minor leak associated with a pilot valve on one of the plant’s four safety relief valves," according to a release from Entergy spokesman Carol Wightman. "The plant is in a safe, stable condition and there is no threat to public safety." The plant will remain shut down until "a thorough evaluation of the shutdown is conducted and any necessary repairs are made." Pilgrim Station was shut down less than two weeks ago because of tripped recirculation pumps, which are used to …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Duck hunters set off an alarm at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Saturday morning. The event lasted a little more than an hour.
Saturday, January 12
Release from Entergy The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station declared an unusual event Saturday morning at 9:50 for security considerations until suspicious activity near the plant was determined to be duck hunters. Pilgrim Station implemented its Integrated Security Response Plan. State and local public safety agencies were notified and assisted in the response. The plant has remained secure during the investigation. The unusual event was terminated at 11:05 a.m. An Unusual Event is the lowest of four emergency classifications of events that apply to nuclear power plants as defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Union members and politicians are rallying today on the State House steps, urging Entergy to offer better health care options and ensure safe working conditions at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.
Union members and politicians are rallying today on the State House steps, urging Entergy to offer better health care options and ensure safe working conditions at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. According to a UWUA Local 369 spokesman, the scheduling of today's rally is ironic because of today's Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Krista Robinson of O'Neill and Associates, the publicity firm representing the union said: It’s ironic that on a historical day when the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold healthcare, this Louisiana based company is set to rip healthcare benefits away from workers. Entergy has set a Saturday midnight deadline for UWUA Local 369 healthcare benefits to expire. This will dramatically impact …