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Tell EPA to Reject Proposed Drinking Water Quality Standards
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NRC Inspection: 17 Millstone Reactor Control Room Operators at Both Units 2 and 3 Flaunted Reviews of Standing Orders For Four Months This Year
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The Great Experiment Continues: Dominion Wants to Postpone Mandatory Inspection of Unit 2 Reactor Vessel For 20 Years – NRC Says OK
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Why Connecticut’s DEEP Allows Millstone to Operate with Environmentally Destructive Once-Through Cooling: SCIENCE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT
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CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT TO HEAR MILLSTONE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT APPEAL OCTOBER 18
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Remembering Our Losses
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In Loving Memory of Joseph H. Besade
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MILLSTONE 2 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
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Unplanned Outage at Millstone on 1/25/16
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‘Stop Fukushima Freeways’ Campaign Kicks Off:

Tell EPA to Reject Proposed Drinking Water Quality Standards

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is on track to approve radiation levels hundreds and thousands of times higher than currently allowed in our drinking water. The new standards will circumvent the Safe Drinking Water Act to protect nuclear polluters such as Dominion from Millstone radiation releases, not the public from radiation. McCarthy is on track to[...]

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NRC Inspection: 17 Millstone Reactor Control Room Operators at Both Units 2 and 3 Flaunted Reviews of Standing Orders For Four Months This Year

Posted: November 9, 2016 Control room operators at Millstone Units 2 and 3 – the ultimate guardians of the nuclear reactors’ safety – routinely and consistently failed to review applicable standing orders between March and July of this year, according to an NRC inspection report released on November 4. The control room operators’ failure exposed[...]

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The Great Experiment Continues: Dominion Wants to Postpone Mandatory Inspection of Unit 2 Reactor Vessel For 20 Years – NRC Says OK

Posted 10/23/2016 The trouble-plagued Millstone Unit 2 – which went online in 1975, nearly 40 years ago – has asked the NRC to waive a mandatory inspection of its reactor vessel, due to take place once every ten years through the life of the reactor, by extending the upcoming inspection interval from 10 years to[...]

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Why Connecticut’s DEEP Allows Millstone to Operate with Environmentally Destructive Once-Through Cooling: SCIENCE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT

Posted October 16, 2016 Since 1998, when environmental groups in Connecticut brought a court challenge to DEP’s allowance of “once-through” cooling at the Millstone nuclear power station located on Long Island Sound in Waterford (Fish Unlimited v. Northeast Utilities), DEP’s true motivation has been, so to speak, murky. Since 1970, when Millstone’s first of three[...]

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CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT TO HEAR MILLSTONE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT APPEAL OCTOBER 18

For Immediate Release: October 14, 2016 Contact Nancy Burton/NancyBurtonCT@aol.com The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 on the Millstone nuclear power station’s water discharge permit and whether the Superior Court defied an order the state’s highest court issued to it to hold a hearing on whether DEEP acted illegally[...]

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Remembering Our Losses

Late last month, we lost our dear friends Judi and Lou Friedman. Judi was a third-grade teacher and author of captivating children’s books about nature when she became a full-time anti-nuclear activist and champion of sane sustainable renewable energy. Judi was Connecticut’s Goddess of Green. Judi founded PACE (People’s Action for Clean Energy), which was[...]

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MILLSTONE 2 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

ZEUS, GREEK GOD OF LIGHTNING, SPEAKS: MILLSTONE 2 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING LOSES USE OF 2 OF 4 CRITICAL CIRCULATING WATER PUMPS ACCORDING TO INITIAL REPORT TO NRC Millstone Unit 2 remains shut down today after lightning struck the 41-year-old nuclear reactor during a freakish summer storm event on Thursday, August 11. Operators had to manually[...]

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Unplanned Outage at Millstone on 1/25/16

The Dominion Millstone 3 facility in Connecticut was at 100% power shortly before 2 a.m. on Jan. 25 when a problem with the ‘B’ reactor coolant pump “caused a reactor trip on low coolant flow,” according to the NRC report. The issue is under investigation and the dayshift will be troubleshooting the problem, the report[...]

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‘Stop Fukushima Freeways’ Campaign Kicks Off:

New Maps Show Connecticut Would Be a Corridor For Extremely Dangerous and Radioactive Nuclear Waste Shipments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2015Contact: Nancy Burton Tel. 203-313-1510 NancyBurtonCT@aol.comMary Olson (NIRS) maryo@nirs.org/828-252-8409/828-242-5621(cell) More than 1,600 shipments of high-level nuclear waste would cross through Connecticut if plans for the country’s first nuclear waste repository in Nevada move forward.[...]

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