Campaign to Safely Decommission Pilgrim Nuclear
Time is short before Massachusetts will finalize it's position regarding the sale of Pilgrim Nuclear to Holtec. Please endorse the Pilgrim Decommissioning Safety Campaign based on the 9-point platform below.
Individuals can endorse, but we're really looking for organizations (individuals can support this effort by joining an endorsing organization, or by asking any organization with which they are affiliated to endorse. Please share this support request for strong protections for the Commonwealth.
Thanks to Toxics Action Center for their assistance in this effort!
Pilgrim ceased atom-splitting and production of electricity on May 31, 2019. The greatest concerns to the Commonwealth are now an accident related to actions related to the transfer and storage of 'spent' fuel, decommissioning standards, and money. Decommissioning could take up to 60 years, and Pilgrim's spent fuel could remain onsite for hundreds of years or more.
View this Decommissioning Slideshow to educate yourself (compliments of PLAC members Mary Lampert, Jim Garb and the Duxbury Nuclear Matters Committee).
NDCAP meets from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month, except in August
and December. The monthly meetings are usually held in at the Plymouth Community Intermediate School – Little Theatre, 117 Long Pond Road.
Meeting dates, times and locations are may change at the direction of the NDCAP co-chairs, so please check the website regularly to confirm the details of upcoming meetings.
Smoking gun: After a week of an NRC team of 20 inspecting Pilgrim Nuclear, an email from the team leader states: "The corrective actions in the recovery plan seem to have been hastily developed and implemented, and some have been circumvented as they were deemed too hard to complete. We are observing current indications of a safety culture problem that a bunch of talking probably won't fix." And much more! http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20161206/nrc-email-pilgrim-plant-overwhelmed
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station represents
a significant hazard to all of Eastern Massachusetts
This aging nuclear reactor is the same flawed design as those at Fukushima. Due to frequent, serious safety failures, it has been downgraded by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to where it is considered one of the worst performing nuclear reactors in the country in terms of safety. An accidental release of radiation could occur due to equipment failure, human error, an act of terrorism, or a natural disaster, and could release a plume of radiation that would extend from Gloucester to Worcester, to Cape Cod and Providence Rhode Island, including Greater Boston. See the map.