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Entergy: Our Bay is Not Your Dump

Groups issue call to terminate Pilgrim’s water permit

On June 8, 2015, a state-wide coalition of 24 public health and environmental groups issued a call to state and federal regulators to terminate the Clean Water Act permit for Entergy’s outdated “once through” cooling water system at Pilgrim nuclear.

Saying that U.S. EPA and MassDEP had dragged their feet for too long, the groups cited a report showing that Entergy’s permit expired 19 years ago and is based on outdated technology from the 1960s.  It is well documented that Entergy’s operation of Pilgrim causes massive marine destruction and pollution of Cape Cod Bay.

“Nothing at Pilgrim makes less sense than the fisheries Cuisinart the EPA allows Entergy to operate. Taxpayers spend a billion dollars a year on fisheries management and protection. We might as well shred the money in the Pilgrim cooling system along with all the fish being killed.

— Ed DeWitt, Executive Director, Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Read the report here →