Category - Millstone News

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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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“Act Now” we need radiation standards to protect the most vulnerable: our children.
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Long Island Concerned About Millstone’s Environmental Impacts on Long Island Sound – Funds $80,000 Study
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Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, September 24, 1923 – February 12, 2015
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The answer is YES
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CT Attorney General Petitions U.S. Court of Appeals To Reject NRC Nuke Waste Storage Rule
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Millstone Loses Radiation Monitoring Capacity AGAIN During Days of Dirtiest Releases
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NRC Issues Dominion Notice of Violation For 6-Month-Long Safety Violation at Millstone
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NRC CURES PROBLEM WITH MILLSTONE’S RECURRING OUT-OF-SERVICE RADIATION MONITORS

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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“Act Now” we need radiation standards to protect the most vulnerable: our children.

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering rewriting its radiation exposure regulations, which currently do not protect developing children or pregnancy. These life stages are known to be uniquely vulnerable to radiation, and protecting them will protect everyone. Tell NRC to protect the most vulnerable from radiation exposure. Deadline is Monday, June 22, 2015.[…]

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Long Island Concerned About Millstone’s Environmental Impacts on Long Island Sound – Funds $80,000 Study

In a split vote Tuesday, county lawmakers approved an $80,000 study on the impacts that Connecticut’s Millstone Nuclear Power Plant has on water temperature of the Long Island Sound. The study comes in the wake of concerns over rising water temperatures in the Long Island Sound that researchers say are linked to significant population reductions[…]

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Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, September 24, 1923 – February 12, 2015

We mourn the passing on February 12, 2015 of Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, the brilliant physicist, humanist and pioneer in the health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation and the hidden dangers of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. He was 91. Dr. Sternglass was responsible for important scientific breakthroughs, including innovations leading to the first[…]

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The answer is YES

At the CCAM public meeting, back on September 24, 2014, Legislator Jay Schneiderman proposed a question to Jeffrey Semancik (DEEP’s Director of Radiation), which Jeffrey Semancik at the time neither confirmed nor denied but it clearly made him uncomfortable. See video clip below. We know the answer to Jay Schneiderman’s question. The answer is YES.[…]

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CT Attorney General Petitions U.S. Court of Appeals To Reject NRC Nuke Waste Storage Rule

Connecticut’s Attorney General, George Jepsen, has joined a court petition by Vermont and New York on October 24, 2014 to challenge the NRC’s latest rules that would allow onsite storage of thousands of tons of high-level nuclear waste onsite at the Millstone nuclear power plant for 60 years after Units 2 and 3 close. In[…]

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Millstone Loses Radiation Monitoring Capacity AGAIN During Days of Dirtiest Releases

Midway through its refueling outage – when Millstone Unit 3 is releasing its dirtiest pre-planned radioactive waste products to the air – Dominion reports the unplanned outage of a critical radiation monitor and the pre-planned outage of two other critical radiation monitors. This latest notification is the latest in recurring radiation monitor breakdowns at Millstone.[…]

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NRC Issues Dominion Notice of Violation For 6-Month-Long Safety Violation at Millstone

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Notice of Violation to Dominion for a serious violation of federal regulations for operating Millstone during a six-month period (August 11, 2013 to February 3, 2014) with a continuing failure of a safety-related feedwater pump. Read more Posted October 21, 2014

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NRC CURES PROBLEM WITH MILLSTONE’S RECURRING OUT-OF-SERVICE RADIATION MONITORS

ALLOWS DOMINION TO KEEP ITS RADIATION MONITORING OUTAGES SECRET! Things just got a whole lot riskier for folks living in the shadow of Millstone – residents of southeastern Connecticut and Long Island’s East End in particular – with no advance notice, no opportunity for public comment and no stand-in for the public communicating its outrage.[…]

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