Salem Power Plant in the News...
Boston Globe 3/27/12
It's time for vision for site's future (with comments from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to 'retire' the plant) Marblehead Reporter 12/15/10
Salem Power Plant #3 polluter in the state (3/20/09) Read more
Feds, power plant settle suit (1/23/09) Read more
Pipe rupture spills oil into the harbor 12/12/08) Read more
Workers taken to hospital after chemical spill (11/12/08) Read more
State report details lapses in power plant operation (9/6/08) Read more
MA Department of Public Safety Incident Report of the boiler explosion at the Salem Harbor Station. Click here to read the Report. Contact HealthLink for a hard copy.
Anatomy of a Disaster: State condemns lack of inspection at Salem power plant (8/1/08) Read more
Agency to seek disciplinary action for power plant explosion (8/1/08) Read more
Power plant to run 'for years to come' (7/25/08) Read more
Plant Explodes - November 2007
Dominion fined by OSHA - Read full investigation/report Read more
Salem Power Plant among top polluters (2/22/08) Read more
Costs linked to the Salem Harbor Station:
20 deaths = $140,000,000
36 heart attacks = $4,000,000
310 asthma attacks = $16,000
16 hospital admissions = $380,000
12 chronic bronchitis = $5,400,000
12 asthma ER visits = $4,000
TOTAL: $150 million
Flag Serious Community Impacts and Unanswered Questions
SAFE, HealthLink and Clean Water Action today announced opposition to the tentative proposal outlined by Footprint Power, proponents of a 600-720 MWh natural gas and diesel-fueled power plant on the site of the current Salem Harbor Station. The groups cautioned that the details of the proposal remain sketchy at this point, adding to the level of public concern. Serious questions regarding the health and safety of the area's residents remain, following two public presentations by Footprint...
A federal court settlement announced yesterday between Dominion Energy Inc. and two environmental groups that accused the company of pollution violations signals the death of coal at Salem Harbor Station.
The agreement resolving a 2010 lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court includes a stipulation that future plant owners cannot burn coal after 2014, when Dominion has announced it will shut down the fossil fuel facility..
The site of the Salem power plant has potential far beyond merely housing another power generator, this one gas-fired, advocates stressed to Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll in a meeting June 19.
But given what’s happened since that meeting, Beverly attorney Jan Schlictmann fears that what he calls a “once-in-a-100-year opportunity” for the site to host a one-of-its-kind and much-needed epicenter of marine biotechnical research and development could be slipping away...
HealthLink rally for a COAL FREE FUTURE!