Last night's forum at the Cape Cod Salties Club in Yarmouth, MA was meant to educate Cape Codders about "the legalities, practicalities and risks" of Holtec's plan to dump over one million gallons of contaminated radioactive water into Cape Cod Bay.
The featured speaker in this video is Diane Turco of Harwich, director of Cape Downwinders, a nuclear watchdog and advocacy group that has monitored the plant, and now its decommissioning, for decades.
To my astonishment it appears that Holtec, the company responsible for decommissioning the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, is ready to move ahead with dumping 1.1 millions gallons of contaminated wastewater into Cape Cod Bay.
The issue has been covered extensively in the news. I would recommend reading this recent article from WBUR if you would like to learn more about what exactly is going on.
On Monday January 23rd there will be a meeting at Plymouth Town Hall of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP), which advises the Governor and educates citizens across the state on activities related to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down.
The meeting starts at 6:30pm with a rally held beforehand at 5pm.
I am planning on attending the rally and the meeting to hear the latest from the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, and from Holtec representatives. You can view video footage of their last meeting by clicking here.
If you are able to make it to Plymouth Town Hall at 26 Court Street on January 23rd at 5:00pm then it would be wonderful to see you there.
Tight lines! 🎣