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Nuke plant owner: pollution charges already raised

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass. (AP Photo) The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass. (AP Photo)

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - The owner of a Plymouth nuclear power plant says it will thoroughly review allegations by activists who announced their intent to sue the plant for polluting Cape Cod Bay.

New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. says many of the allegations were unsuccessfully raised before the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was re-licensed earlier this year. The plant was relicensed after more than six years of Nuclear Regulatory Commission review.

Three Massachusetts activists, represented by EcoLaw, notified the Environmental Protection Agency last week that they intend to sue unless the EPA acts to enforce anti-pollution laws within 60 days.

The activists allege 33,000 violations of the Clean Water Act through chemical discharge or overheated water. They claim liability for Entergy of $831 million.

In a statement, Entergy said it takes its environmental responsibilities seriously.

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