“The Medical Consequences of Nuclear Power”
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 7–8:30pm
Dr. Helen Caldicott, renowned physician and scholar, will describe the health dangers of nuclear power and the risks associated with the aged reactor in Plymouth.
Born and taught in Australia she later moved to the United States to begin her medical career as a pediatrician on staff at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston and taught pediatrics at Harvard. She has devoted 38 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age. She has made notable achievements in her career and has written several books on the subject of nuclear power and its effects on health and the environment. She has been awarded 21 honorary doctoral degrees and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The Smithsonian has named Dr.Caldicott as “one of the most influential women of the 20th century.”
Sponsored by Cape Downwinders and Pilgrim Watch. For more information, contact:
Arlene Williamson – firstname.lastname@example.org (774) 521-3347
Paul Rifkin – email@example.com (508) 737-9545
Wed, March 20, 2013 | 6:30–8:00 pm Plymouth Public Library
Plug-In to Unplug Pilgrim: an opportunity to find your place in a growing movement to remove the risk from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in your community, held at the Plymouth Public Library.
The first Plug-In workshop, hosted by the Pilgrim Coalition on February 6th, was a great success! Over 60 individuals attended and learned about ways to get involved. The coalition – CCBW included – now has a host of new volunteers helping with a variety of projects. Pictures
The next Pilgrim Coalition Plug-in meeting will be March 20, 2013, from 6:30–8:00 PM, in the Otto Fehlow Room at the Plymouth Public Library. Cape Cod Bay Watch will be meeting with volunteers to further plan the Save Our Bay Flotilla, scheduled for June 9th. New volunteers are welcome to attend.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 1–2pm Falmouth Town Green, Cape Cod MA details @ Cape Downwinders
Remember Fukushima: March 11, 2011. Please join us at the Falmouth Town Green on Main Street in Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA. Bring banners, flags, signs, smiles and good cheer. Potluck to follow at the Moonakis Cafe in Falmouth. Bring noshes and nibbles of your choice.
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (508) 737-9545
Part of a 50-day walk from Leverett, MA to Washington, D.C.
Details: New England Peace Pagoda
CAPE COD: Saturday, Feb 23, 2013
10:00am — Walkers gather at Bourne Bridge
6:00pm — Community Potluck at West Falmouth Friends Meetinghouse (Quakers), 572 West Falmouth Hwy (Rte 28A)
Contacts for Potluck: Ami Scheltema (508) 548-8543 / Liz Rogers (347) 860-1307
Contact for Walk: Tim Bullock (413) 485-8469, email@example.com
PLYMOUTH: Sunday, Feb 24, 2013
2:00pm — Walkers gather at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to chant and drum, sending a “change of spirit” toward the plant. An 8-mile walk to the First Parish Church in downtown Plymouth (19 Town Square, Plymouth, MA) will start around 2:30pm.
5:30–8:00pm — Potluck and Program at First Parish Church, Plymouth. Charmaine White Face, an Ogalala Sioux (founder and coordinator of Defenders of the Black Hills) will speak about the impact of uranium mining on native lands, “America’s Chernobyl,” and a nuclear-free future.
Organizers are concerned about the forecast for bad weather, and have stated that in case of poor conditions the walk will be cancelled, but the events at the First Parish Church will go on. Those who do walk are expected use their own judgement about safety if the weather is inclement.
Local residents are invited to attend all events. There is no parking on Rocky Hill Road, and those who wish to walk are advised to park at “Bert’s” or The Lobster Pound and arrange to be shuttled to the origin of the walk.
Oct 6, 2012 Marshfield Fair Grounds southshorecelebration.com
Pilgrim Coalition will be tabling on Saturday October 6, 2012 at the South Shore Celebration: A Local Food and Sustainable Living Event. This event will be held at the Marshfield Fair Grounds from 10:00am to 4:30pm. We are looking for volunteers to help at the Pilgrim Coalition table to hand out brochures, sign up new members, speak to people about our Organization and the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. If you are interested in volunteering for a two hour shift please contact Anna Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3-Day DC Rally Seeks to Mobilize Election Year Policy Shifts on Nuclear Issues
Sept 20-22, 2012 Washington, D.C. details @ C.A.N. website
Thousands of anti-nuclear activists from across the U.S. will converge on Washington, D.C. this September 20-22, 2012 for a Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future. The three-day event, brought together by the grassroots network Coalition Against Nukes (CAN), will feature a Congressional briefing on nuclear dangers organized by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a peaceful demonstration at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), presentation of petitions at the embassies of Japan and India, and a demonstration at the Capitol Reflecting Pool to increase awareness of the ongoing dangers to public health and safety posed by the nuclear power industry and the spread of global radiation.
“In the wake of the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plants, we are witnessing a mass uprising against nuclear power in Japan,” said Gene Stone of Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE), a watchdog group working to keep the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station shut down permanently in Southern California. “Let’s hope that it doesn’t take a major nuclear catastrophe in the United States for the American people to awaken to the dangers posed by the production of nuclear energy.”
A vocal and visible grassroots anti-nuclear movement has re-emerged across the United States since the ongoing catastrophe at Fukushima Daiichi began on March 11th of 2011. Citizens watchdog groups from across the country have been expressing outrage over the U.S. government’s reckless pro-nuclear agenda and the dangers posed by the condition of the 104 aging nuclear reactors in the United States – 23 of them the exact same design as Fukushima.
Organizers have scheduled a range of peaceful actions:
Thursday, Sept. 20: Parents and Children Against Nukes rally at the Capitol Reflecting Pool (11:30 – 1:00); Congressional briefing (2:00 – 4:00); and a gathering of musicians, speakers and some surprise guests at Busboys and Poets.
Friday, Sept. 21: International Nuclear-Free Solidarity, with petitions to the Japanese and Indian embassies (9:30 – 11:30); A No Nukes/No War/Occupy peaceful protest outside the NRC (2:00-5:00); film screenings and a candlelight vigil.
Saturday, Sept. 22: “What’s Next” strategy session for national and regional groups to set agenda and establish ongoing dialog with our elected officials at the local, state and federal levels.
“It is time to raise our voices more urgently about the dangers of nuclear energy production and place it at the forefront of the national agenda,” said Priscilla Star, who founded the Coalition Against Nukes after the catastrophic accident at Fukushima. “In an effort to mobilize an election year policy shift, we hope to break through the apathy and silence on nuclear issues condoned by our elected officials and the two major party presidential candidates,” Star said.
According to CAN organizer Michael Leonardi, “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission allows nuclear reactors to operate by weakening safety standards and ignoring safety issues. This puts millions of Americans, trillions of dollars of real estate, and water and food supplies at risk of a major nuclear accident. Nuclear watchdog groups from Vermont to Virginia, from Florida to the Great Lakes and from Portland to Southern California are outraged at the government’s reckless pro nuclear agenda and the omnipresent danger posed by this country’s 104 aging nuclear reactors – especially the 23 GE Mark I reactors which are the same design as the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan.”
“On Friday, we will take our movement directly to the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,” said Peter Rugh of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City.
Speakers will include:
Nationally recognized experts Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER); Arnie Gundersen of www.Fairewinds.com; Alice Slater of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; Michael Mariotte of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS); Paul Gunter of Beyond Nuclear; Harvey Wasserman of www.nukefree.org; congressman Dennis Kucinich; Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein; and Japanese activist Yuko Tonohira.
About Coalition Against Nukes:
Coalition Against Nukes (CAN) is a proactive grassroots citizens group focused on nuclear issues, which actively networks with elected officials; creates and circulates petitions; organizes peaceful marches, rallies and public events; and disseminates information on why the nuclear power industry (beginning with uranium mining) must be stopped. It was founded by longtime activist Priscilla Star soon after the catastrophic nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan, which began on March 11, 2011 and continues to this day.
Libbe HaLevy (Communications Coordinator, CAN) – info@WriteYourBrainsOut.com
Priscilla Star (Founder of CAN)– email@example.com / 631-680-5163 (9:00am–9:00pm EST)
Gene Stone (ROSE and CAN)– firstname.lastname@example.org / 949-233-7724 (7:30am–9:00pm PST)
BOSTON, MA — Cape Cod Bay Watch will celebrate the opening of its new office in historic downtown Plymouth by inviting the public to an open house Friday, September 7, from 5:00–7:00 p.m. The office is located at 58C Main Street, Plymouth MA.
The recently launched campaign will provide education and information to local residents and tourists about the fragile ecosystem of Cape Cod Bay and how it is being threatened. Cape Cod Bay Watch (CapeCodBayWatch.org) is particularly concerned about the impact of the cooling system of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, located on Plymouth Bay, and its cycling of 510 million gallons of water a day from the bay.
“The bay supports the fishing industry and aquaculture, tourism and recreation, because of its unique qualities and there are many people and organizations working hard to protect its marine aquatic life so we can have a vibrant and healthy Bay,” said activist Pine duBois of the Jones River Watershed Association. “This office will provide us with a place to bring our findings together and share it with the public.”
Cape Cod Bay Watch is a campaign of affiliated non-profits and individuals who are working to protect the health and welfare of the bay and its ecosystem.
July 11, 2012 | 9:00 am (courtroom) | 11:00 am (rally)
On May 20, coalition member Cape Downwinders held a rally and demonstration outside Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to protest Entergy-Louisiana’s relicensing application. Some of the participants were arrested and charged with trespassing when they attempted to deliver a letter to Entergy-Louisiana. The “Pilgrim 14″ are scheduled to return to Plymouth District Court on July 11 for a pre-trial conference. The group asks supporters to join them in the courtroom that morning at 9 a.m. There will be an 11 a.m. demonstration outside.
The Goal of the “Pilgrim 14” is to get to trial and shine as much light as possible on Entergy, Pilgrim, NRC, etc. To accomplish this the attorneys and the P14 members are requesting that the following guidelines of conduct be followed:
Supporters who wish see & hear the Court proceedings must be dressed appropriately and respectfully of the court. Behavior and conduct should be a model of decorum. No T shirts (with political slogans), no signs, no disruptions or distractions of any kind.
Just a heads up; before entering the court building everyone is screened by security, much like getting on an airplane. Among other things, no drinks (and possibly no food) is allowed beyond the checkpoint. Past experience has shown that these security officers perform their duties very seriously. The slightest confrontation may prevent you from entering building.
Demonstrators are encouraged to be colorful with signs, (big) banners, T-shirts, chants, nuke suits, etc, etc. Supporters also must be peaceful, nonviolent and not aggressive or confrontational. This will take place on Obery St., across the street from the court complex.
No one should do anything that may get them arrested, or to make it an experience requiring Police presence beyond a passive keeping-an-eye-on-things posture. The Plymouth Police Department treated us exceptionally well on May 20th; please continue to treat them in a like manner.
For details, contact:
David Agnew, email@example.com
Lockout Continues At Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant: Support Members of UWUA Local 369!
Rally on Thursday, June 28th @ 1:00 PM
Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA
Picket Line *Every Day* @ Pilgrim Nuclear Station
600 Rocky Hill Road, Plymouth, MA
On June 6th the Louisiana-based Entergy Corporation, operators of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA, locked out members of Utility Workers Local 369 and have been using replacement workers to run the plant for the past three weeks. Entergy profits $1 million per day from the operation of Pilgrim, yet the company is shortchanging the workers who know how to operate this 40-year-old nuclear plant to keep the facility safe for the surrounding community.
Donations are needed for the UWUA Local 369 Strike Relief Fund. Please make checks payable to:
Utility Workers Union of America Local 369
Strike Relief Fund
120 Bay State Drive, Braintree, MA 02184
June 7, 2012 | 9:15 am
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s licensing board (the ASLB) is having a hearing in Boston on Thursday, June 7 at the McCormack Building, 5 Post Office Square, Boston. The hearing concerns NRC orders meant to enhance the safety of U.S. nuclear reactors using lessons learned from the disaster at Fukushima, Japan in March 2011. The Pilgrim Coalition feels the NRC’s proposals are “band-aids” and are inadequate for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which has the same faulty design as the Fukushima reactors.
Join us as we gather outside the courthouse at 9:15 a.m. with our allies in a media event and public information rally outside the building. Bring a friend, co-worker, or family member, and a sign!
The hearing was requested by Pilgrim Coalition member Pilgrim Watch of Duxbury in response to three orders issued by the NRC. Pilgrim Watch argues that the orders do not adequately meet concerns about spent fuel pools and containment vents. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board assigned to review the request concluded that the filings raised several issues that require further exploration and deserve an oral argument session.
Let’s gather together and raise our voices so that we do not become the next victims of a nuclear disaster. If not now, then when?
Concerned citizens from across New England will march to the main gate of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to deliver our demand that Entergy Corporation cease putting our lives, livelihood, property and the environment at significant and growing risk.
May 20, 2012 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Plymouth — 3/12/12 Town Meeting Article Passed
“We The People of Plymouth, Massachusetts, direct the Plymouth Board of Selectmen to call upon the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to immediately suspend all further action on the application of the Entergy Corporation for renewal of its license to operate the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station pending the full implementation of all safety improvements recommended by the NRC as a result of lessons learned from the failures of similarly designed reactors in Fukushima, Japan.”
“FREEZE” PILGRIM’S RE-LICENSING PENDING FUKUSHIMA FIXES! HERE’S WHY:
Pilgrim has the SAME DESIGN and risks as the reactors at Fukushima!
Failed Design: Pilgrim, like the reactors at Fukushima, is a GE Mark I Boiling Water Reactor – a failed design. The NRC years ago recognized that “Mark-I failure within the first few hours following core melt would appear rather likely;" - a 90% likelihood of containment failure.
The events at Fukushima last year demonstrated that the “fix” implemented in the 90’s, the Direct Torus Vent, designed to relieve pressure during an accident, will also fail! Pilgrim’s vent, like Fukushima’s, is neither passively operable (without electricity or human intervention) nor filtered. Both are necessary now to reduce the risk of explosion and containment failure!
Spent Fuel Storage: Pilgrim stores all its "spent fuel" in a pool located on the top floor of the reactor, outside the primary containment, with only a thin roof overhead. It was designed to hold 880 fuel assemblies, but now holds over 3,270. Experts for the Massachusetts Attorney General testified that the pool is vulnerable to a catastrophic fire from loss of water that could cause $488 billion dollars of damage and 24,000 cancers. The NRC knows spent fuel stored in pools poses greater safety and security hazards than if stored in dry casks. Therefore, the NRC must require the immediate transfer of ALL irradiated fuel from the spent fuel pool to dry casks. (Dry casks at Fukushima did not fail!) Until then, Pilgrim needs weeks, not days, of redundant backup power!
Pilgrim may operate in the meantime: The Commissioners of the NRC, despite recommending safety fixes, will not require them as a condition to a new 20-year license. Judge Young (Chairman of the Atomic Safety Licensing Board and dissenter on Pilgrim decisions) stated in a published opinion, that Pilgrim’s license extension should NOT be granted until the full picture from Fukushima is addressed. The Chairman of the NRC, Gregory Jaczko, in a 3-1 vote, agreed in his dissent on the appeal of that decision. Young noted that Entergy need not suffer economically while these fixes are being addressed, as Pilgrim may continue to operate.
This non-binding vote will send a strong message to the NRC to fix it first, and if Pilgrim is re-licensed before May 12, this vote will help persuade the Attorney General to continue the fight in court!
Harwich — 5/15/12 Ballot Question Passed (1,001 to 258)
TENTATIVE LANGUAGE (selectmen are expected to approve this by 4/9 or 4/16):
“Shall the Town of Harwich instruct the Board of Selectmen to write letters requesting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Governor of Massachusetts to extend the emergency zone and radiological response plan around the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth from a radius of 10 miles to include all of Cape Cod?”
Eastham — 5/7/12 Town Meeting Article Rejected by a narrow margin
“Whereas the people of the Town of Eastham deem the Pilgrim Nuclear facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts to present a clear and present danger to our town and to the people of Cape Cod and beyond, we resolve to call upon both the House and the Senate of the General Court of Massachusetts to deny the Pilgrim Nuclear facility a new license for now and forever; or to take any other action relative thereto.”
Brewster — 5/7/12 Town Meeting Article Passed
“Whereas the people of the Town of Brewster deem the Pilgrim Nuclear facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts to present a clear and present danger to our town and to the people of Cape Cod and beyond, we resolve to call upon both the House and the Senate of the General Court of Massachusetts to deny the Pilgrim Nuclear facility a new license for now and forever; or to take any other action relative thereto.”
Truro — 4/24/12 Town Meeting Article Passed
To see if the town of Truro will approve the following Resolution Opposing the Extension of the Operating License of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station for an Additional 20 Years:
“Whereas, the Pilgrim Nuclear plant, 26 miles across the bay from Truro, will complete its 40-year design lifetime in June 2012, is of the same design and make as those that exploded and melted down in Fukushima, Japan, and could have an accident similar to the Fukushima accident were there to be an extended loss of electricity to the plant; and
Whereas, Truro is downwind of the Pilgrim nuclear plant, but there is no radiological emergency plan whatsoever for Cape Cod, and in case of a serious accident it would be impossible to escape from Truro to the mainland via jammed Route 6; and
Whereas, the Pilgrim spent fuel pool contains nearly 4 times the highly radioactive spent fuel rods it was designed to contain, is located outside the reinforced containment area and vulnerable to catastrophic loss of coolant in an accident, a terrorist attack, or other emergency, and there is no repository for spent fuel in the United States; and
Whereas, at a State House hearing on April 6, 2011 in response to a question from State Senator Dan Wolf, the Independent System Operator New England, which coordinates the electrical power systems for our region testified that there are other sources of power to replace what would be lost if Pilgrim was shut down—the lights have stayed on during all past outages at Pilgrim;
Therefore Be it resolved that the people of Truro call on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to deny the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station an extension of its license to operate for an additional twenty years beyond the 40 years it was designed for; and Requests the Town Clerk to send written copies of this Resolution to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; to the Governor and the Attorney General of Massachusetts, and to our state and federal legislators.”
Dennis — 5/15/12 Ballot Question Passed
On May 15, Dennis Voters PASSED the following ballot question:
“Whereas Pilgrim nuclear power station has been operating on our shores for 40 years and is of the same design and make as those that exploded in Fukushima, Japan in 2011, and;
Whereas there are no radiological emergency plans for Cape Cod, even though we are down wind from the power station over half of the time, and;
Whereas both bridges will be closed to off Cape Traffic if there is an accident at the power station. We will be stranded, and;
Whereas the spent fuel pool is housing 4 times the spent fuel rods it was designed for and there is no repository for spent fuel in the United States and moreover this fuel pool is outside the reinforced containment area and so is vulnerable to terrorist acts or other problematic happenings, and;
Whereas Independent System Operator of New England, which coordinates the electric power grid says “the lights will stay on if Pilgrim’s license is not renewed,”
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, THE PEOPLE OF DENNIS ASK THAT:
The pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, whose license expires this year, should not be re-licensed for another 20 years.
The Dennis Town Clerk shall send these requests to: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Governor of Massachusetts, the Attorney General of Massachusetts, the state and federal legislators and Entergy Corporation (the owners of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station).”
Provincetown — 4/4/12 Town Meeting Article Passed with no opposition or discusion
Article 28. Shut the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Down (Resolution)
Board of Selectmen Does Not Recommend: 5-0-0
Finance Committee Has No Recommendation
“Whereas: The license to operate the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant has almost run out;
Whereas: The disaster in Japan of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has forced the evacuation of all people within 25 miles;
Whereas: The prevailing winds on Cape Cod are from the Southwest where we can see the Pilgrim plant;
Whereas: Geographically it is impossible to evacuate Cape Cod without exposing all evacuees to radiation;
Whereas: We are really not in need of that power plant;
Barbara Rushmore moved to see if the Town will vote this Resolution: We petition our Massachusetts Congressional Delegates and Senators, our Governor, Deval Patrick, the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Martha Coakley and our President, Barack Obama to urge the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to not renew the License to Operate the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant; or to take any other action relative thereto.” Motion Passed.
Full summary at the Town Clerk’s website: Provincetown – Town Meeting Decisions
Mashpee — 5/7/12 Town Meeting Article Passed
“To see if the Town will vote to Oppose the continued operation of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) until all safety improvements recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a result of lessons learned from the failures of similarly designed reactors in Fukushima, Japan have been fully implemented; and requests the NRC to immediately suspend all further action on the application of the Entergy Corporation for renewal of its license to operate PNPS until after such full implementation has been accomplished.” Recommended by Selectmen 4-0.
Marshfield — 4/24/12 Town Meeting Article Passed
“Will the town of Marshfield, Massachusetts support the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) postponing a final decision on Pilgrim’s application to extend its license an additional 20 years until all safety improvements recommended by the NRC, as a result of lessons learned from the failures of similarly designed reactors in Fukushima, Japan are understood and fully implemented?
The Clerk of Marshfield shall forward the text and vote from this article to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Entergy Corp., so that the intent of the citizens of Marshfield is widely known.”
Scituate — 4/9/12 Town Meeting Article Passed
“That the Town of Scituate, Massachusetts opposes the relicensing of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) until all safety improvements recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a result of lessons learned from the failures of similarly designed reactors in Fukushima, Japan have been fully implemented; and request the NRC to immediately suspend all further action on the application of Entergy Corporation for renewal of its license to operate PNPS until such full implementaion has been accomplished.
The Clerk of Scituate shall foward the text of this article to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Town of Scituate’s state and federal delegations, the Selectboards within the Emergency Planning Zone of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, and Entergy Corporation so that the intent of the citizens of Scituate is widely known, or take any other action relative thereto.”
Kingston — 4/11/12 Town Meeting Article Passed
“The Town of Kingston, Massachusetts opposes continued operation of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) until all safety improvements recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a result of lessons learned from the failures of similarly designed reactors in Fukushima, Japan, have been fully implemented and requests the NRC to immediately suspend all further action on the application of the Entergy Corporation for renewal of its license to operate PNPS until such full implementation has been accomplished.
The clerk of Kingston shall forward the text of this article to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Town of Kingston’s State and Federal delegations, the Select Boards within the Emergency Planning Zone of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, and Entergy Corporation, so that the intent of the citizens of Kingston is widely known.”
Duxbury — 3/10/12 Town Meeting Article Passed
“The Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts opposes continued operation of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) until all safety improvements recommended by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a result of lessons learned from the failures of similarly designed reactors in Fukushima, Japan have been fully implemented; and requests the NRC to immediately suspend all further action on the application of the Entergy Corporation for renewal of its license to operate PNPS until such full implementation has been accomplished.
The Clerk of Duxbury shall forward the text of this article to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Town of Duxbury’s State and Federal delegations, the Select Boards within the Emergency Planning Zone of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, and Entergy Corp., so that the intent of the citizens of Duxbury is widely known.”
April 25 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Nuclear engineering experts Dave Lochbaum (Union of Concerned Scientists) and Russ Gocht (UMass-Lowell) will appear at a public forum sponsored by the Freeze Pilgrim Committee of Plymouth, on the PLYMOUTH BALLOT QUESTION; whether to freeze Pilgrim’s relicensing application pending Fukushima fixes.
The forum will be open to UNSCREENED public questions after presentations on “The lessons learned from Fukushima and their implications for Pilgrim.”
March 29, 2012 | 7:00 pm
Featured Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer, Fairewinds Associates, Vermont (critic), and Howard Shaffer, Nuclear Engineer, Vermont (industry advocate). Sponsored by the Board of Selectmen in Plymouth, whose invitations to Entergy and the NRC to participate were turned down. Representatives from the NRC Staff held a public meeting to answer questions about Pilgrim before the forum started at 4:30 pm.
On March 11, in order to Reduce the Risk of the Pilgrim Nuclear Reactor, over 100 people walked 8 miles from Manomet Point past a radwaste truck and the Pilgrim reactor, and/or gathered for the Fukushima Memorial Service in Plymouth Center.
Local Coverage of Fukushima Anniversary
3/12: Plymouth Daily News (with photos)
3/12: The Manomet Current (with photos & video)
3/12: Patriot Ledger (with photos & video)
3/12: Boston Globe (with audio)
3/11: NECN (with video)
3/11: Cape Cod Today (with photos)
April 4 | 7:00 pm
Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA
The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action, co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. Helen Caldicott has devoted the last 38 years to educating the public about the medical and environmental hazards of the nuclear age. Her investigative writings and activism have won her numerous awards and international recognition.