Category - Press Releases

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Coalition Joins Beyond Nuclear Petition Seeking Immediate Emergency Shutdown of Millstone Unit 2 Over Reports of Potential Vulnerability Of Its French-Built Pressurizer
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Reversed! CT Supreme Court Reverses Superior Court; Clears Path For Activists To Nullify Millstone Water Discharge Permit
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CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT TO HEAR MILLSTONE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT APPEAL OCTOBER 18
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‘Stop Fukushima Freeways’ Campaign Kicks Off:
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CT Attorney General Petitions U.S. Court of Appeals To Reject NRC Nuke Waste Storage Rule
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COALITION PETITIONS DEEP TO RECONSIDER ITS DECISION ALLOWING MILLSTONE TO WITHDRAW 80-DEGREE WATER FROM LONG ISLAND SOUND
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Millstone 3: Another Special Inspection for Recurring Equipment Malfunctions
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DEEP COMMISSIONER SELECTS LONG TIME MILLSTONE WORKER TO HEAD RADIATION PROTECTION
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COALITION PROPOSES MILLSTONE WATER TAX FOR POLLUTING AND HEATING OF LONG ISLAND SOUND
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EPA Dramatically Weakens Radiation Protection

Coalition Joins Beyond Nuclear Petition Seeking Immediate Emergency Shutdown of Millstone Unit 2 Over Reports of Potential Vulnerability Of Its French-Built Pressurizer

“Consequences of a defective pressurizer could be catastrophic” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2017 Contact: Nancy Burton/NancyBurtonCT@aol.com The Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone has joined Beyond Nuclear in petitioning the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to impose an immediate shutdown of Millstone Unit 2 in Waterford over disclosures of a potentially defective pressurizer, a safety-critical component. The[...]

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Reversed! CT Supreme Court Reverses Superior Court; Clears Path For Activists To Nullify Millstone Water Discharge Permit

For Release December 13, 2016 Contact: Nancy Burton NancyBurtonCT@aol.com The Connecticut Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision on the Millstone nuclear power station Clean Water Act permit, clearing the path for activists to nullify the permit on environmental grounds at an upcoming hearing. The Waterford CT nuclear power plant’s Units 2 and 3[...]

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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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‘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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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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COALITION PETITIONS DEEP TO RECONSIDER ITS DECISION ALLOWING MILLSTONE TO WITHDRAW 80-DEGREE WATER FROM LONG ISLAND SOUND

For Release October 1, 2014Contact: Nancy Burton Tel. 203-313-1510 NancyBurtonCT@aol.com The Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone petitioned the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today to reconsider its decision allowing Millstone to withdraw 80-degree water from the Long Island Sound. On July 23, 2014, DEEP notified Millstone’s owner, Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., that it[...]

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Millstone 3: Another Special Inspection for Recurring Equipment Malfunctions

One of Millstone 3’s critical feedwater pumps flunked quarterly surveillance tests twice in a row recently, on July 15 and September 10, the NRC reported in a press release issued today. “During both tests, the pump started and then unexpectedly stopped,” according to the NRC. “It then restarted without operator intervention and reached rated speed[...]

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DEEP COMMISSIONER SELECTS LONG TIME MILLSTONE WORKER TO HEAD RADIATION PROTECTION

Waterford, CT, July 30, 2014 – A longtime worker at the Millstone Nuclear Power Station is the new head of radiation protection for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Coalition Against Millstone announced today. Jeffrey Semancik, former director of nuclear engineering at Millstone, is DEEP’s Director of Radiation, according to a[...]

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COALITION PROPOSES MILLSTONE WATER TAX FOR POLLUTING AND HEATING OF LONG ISLAND SOUND

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 Contact: Nancy Burton Tel. 203-938-3952 NancyBurtonCT@aol.com Dominion’s Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Waterford sucks in 1.3 million gallons of water per minute from the Long Island Sound to cool its nuclear reactors. That’s 6.8 trillion gallons per year. The water is discharged to the Sound laced with traces of toxic and radioactive[...]

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EPA Dramatically Weakens Radiation Protection

For Immediate Release Contacts: Dan Hirsch Committee to Bridge the Gap 831 336 8003 Diane D’Arrigo Nuclear Information and Resource Service 301 270 6477 x 15 April 15, 2013 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing in the Federal Register today controversial new Protective Action Guides (PAGs) for responding to radioactive releases. EPA says[...]

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