Category - Millstone News

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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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“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

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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“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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