The next Nuclear Decommissioning Advisory Panel (NDCAP) meeting is September 27th, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Plymouth Community Intermediate School – Little Theatre, 117 Long Pond Road. The draft agenda is here.
Future meetings are scheduled for Oct 18, 2017, Nov 15, 2017 and Jan 17, 2017.
Pilgrim is expected to cease electricity production (and splitting of atoms) by June of 2019, and the greatest concern to the Commonwealth is shifting from the risks of emissions or an accident to decommissioning and radwaste. Decommissioning could take up to 60 years, and Pilgrim's spent fuel could remain onsite for hundreds of years or more. Educate yourself by viewing this slide presentation (compliments of Pilgrim Watch and the Duxbury Nuclear Matters Committee).
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
The 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 at the 'About Pilgrim' tab.)
The potential consequences of such an event are simply too great to allow Pilgrim to continue operations.
PO Box 823,
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
Phone: 508 540 3199
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Funding for PLAC has been provided by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund