1 - Tell the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) not to give clean energy credits (CECs) to nuclear-powered electricity generators which came online prior to 2010. MDEP came to this conclusion earlier this year, but in response to industry pressure, they are now reconsidering.
Written comments are due by November 30th!
Previously owned by Entergy, Fitzpatrick, a reactor very similar to Pilgrim in upstate New York, was unprofitable and scheduled to close in 2016. But when New York state decided to give Fitzpatrick CECs, it became profitable, Entergy sold it to Excelon for $110 million, and it's now scheduled to close in 2034. If MDEP proceeds as planned, Pilgrim could operate until 2032!
2 - Take Action (there's a prepared message here for you to send) to establish a cleanup standard for decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear that will protect the Commonwealth. Without a Massachusetts standard, the NRC will decide what's clean enough.
3 - Tell your Massachusetts legislators that you support these bills which would serve to protect your pocketbook, safety, and our environment.
4 - Barnstable voters, Vote on Nov 7th!
The town of Barnstable will be voting on November 7th to express that the will of their town is that Entergy must move spent nuclear fuel assemblies from the spent fuel pool to dry cask storage as soon as possible. Moving the spent fuel into dry casks greatly reduces the risk of a catastrophic fire which would release massive amounts of radioactive material for hundreds of miles downwind with extremely dire consequences. Please share this with your friends who live in any of the towns in Barnstable, and vote in favor of this measure.
5 - Direct your friends to this page! Thank you.
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Funding for PLAC has been provided by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund