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Pending Nuclear Bills on Beacon Hill

Here are three ways you can support the nuclear bills pending in the state house:

  1. Attend hearings and provide testimony in person. To learn the time and location of hearings, go to the state’s bill search page HERE. In the search box enter either the bill number or keyword, “nuclear.” You can also use the links provided below.
  2. Email the Joint Committees that are hearing the bills and ask for their support. You can contact the Committee Chairs or some or all members. See below for contact details.
  3. Email your State Representatives and Senator and ask them to get on board. Request a copy of their testimony. Find your legislators HERE.
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Important Bills Concerning Nuclear Health & Safety Under Consideration

Important Bills Concerning Nuclear Health & Safety Under Consideration

Right now, 5 very important bills are under consideration that will increase public safety and protect public health. If they pass, it will cost Entergy a hefty sum of money to implement.

Bill H.2045 188th – An Act increasing nuclear power plant protections to a twenty mile radius
(Current) Sponsors: Sarah Peake & Ann Margaret Ferrante
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H2045

Bill H.1906 1188th – An Act increasing nuclear power plant protections to a twenty mile radius
(Current) Sponsor: James Cantwell
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H1906

Bill H.1907 188th – An Act to amend Section 5K(E) of Chapter 111
(Current) Sponsor: James Cantwell
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H1907
Asks to increase Massachusetts Department of Health’s (MDPH) assessment from a maximum $180,000 per annum, to an initial assessment of not less than $400,000 per facility.…

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12 Protesters Found Guilty Of Trespassing At Pilgrim Nuclear

12 Protesters Found Guilty Of Trespassing At Pilgrim Nuclear


PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Twelve Cape Cod residents were found guilty Friday in Plymouth District Court for illegally entering the grounds of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.

The defendants admitted to trespassing at the Plymouth facility, but used the seldom argued necessity defense, declaring they were innocent because they were trying to prevent an imminent public danger.…

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Governor Patrick, Tell NRC to Shut Down Pilgrim (Video)

Governor Patrick, Tell NRC to Shut Down Pilgrim (Video)


A group of Cape Cod residents marched on the Boston State House (March 10, 2014) to call upon Governor Patrick to shut down the outdated, dangerous Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP) in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The group presented extracts of official petitions signed by all 15 Cape Cod towns.

Governor Patrick, after speaking that day with Diane Turco, organizer of the rally, agreed to send out a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requesting that that the plant be shut down because public safety cannot be assured.…

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APCC calls for Pilgrim closure

APCC calls for Pilgrim closure

The Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod has released their study:
http://www.apcc.org/documents/pdfs/statements/2014/March/Pilgrim-3-17-14.pdf

“Based on the importance of Cape Cod’s natural resources and the impacts and threats posed by Pilgrim, APCC calls on public officials and regulatory agencies to revoke Pilgrim’s permits and to require that Pilgrim be decommissioned in the shortest time and safest manner feasible.…

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Deadline for comment on NRC’s nuclear waste confidence draft

Deadline for comment on NRC’s nuclear waste confidence draft

December 20 is the deadline to submit comments to the NRC’s draft GEIS, “Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement,” which forms the basis for proposed amendments to the NRC’s regulations pertaining to the environmental impacts of continued storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond a reactor’s licensed life for operation and prior to ultimate disposal.…

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Action Alert: Please help nuclear safety bills get passed!

Action Alert: Please help nuclear safety bills get passed!

Dear friends,

With the recent closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, and the ongoing disastrous radiation leaks at the Fukushima reactor, there is heightened awareness of the problems at our Pilgrim nuclear reactor. There are a handful of state representatives who have filed bills at the state house to increase public protections such as widening emergency evacuation zones around Pilgrim.…

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Pilgrim off grid again for pipe leak

Pilgrim off grid again for pipe leak

PLYMOUTH – A series of mechanical difficulties at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station has kept the plant from operating at peak for more than two weeks. Currently Pilgrim is completely off the electric grid, shut down Sunday evening because of a steam leak in a pipe supplying hot water to the nuclear reactor.…

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Sen. Dan Wolf in negotiations with Ethics Commission, *Rally in Boston cancelled*

Sen. Dan Wolf in negotiations with Ethics Commission, *Rally in Boston cancelled*

UPDATE: Susan Truitt (event organizer) has decided to cancel the rally tomorrow in Boston because of recent developments regarding the Ethics Commission and has stated the following:

The Massachusetts Ethics Commission and our State Senator Dan Wolf are now in productive negotiations which could clear the way for Dan to stay in the State Senate and then run for Governor.…

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