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WARREN, MARKEY CRITICAL OF NRC EXEMPTION FOR PILGRIM ON SAFETY UPGRADES

By Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 18, 2017.....Federal regulators on Monday ruled in a decision blasted by the state's two U.S. senators that the owners of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station will not have to re-evaluate the risks of earthquakes and floods to the Plymouth nuclear plant or upgrade the vent system intended to prevent explosions in accident scenarios.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday granted an extension for Entergy, the company that owns and operates Pilgrim, to comply with regulations for the plant's "reliable hardened containment vents capable of operation under severe accident conditions."


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