Wake up the Governor - March 10, StatehouseBy a 2:1 margin, every town on Cape Cod voted for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to be permanently closed. The Governor's Office is unfazed.
U.S. regulators have known that this could happen since at least 1972.In the eighties, the NRC recommended 'fixing' faulty GE 'containments' with VENTS. Vents were installed at Pilgrim and Fukushima. They don't work. NRC staff recommended vent filtering. Industry lobbied the Commission it complied.
No Special Permit needed for Spent Fuel StorageA special permit is required to build a garage for a home, but not for a nuclear waste dumpsite. Plymouth's Zoning Board of Appeals ruled against residents and allowed Entergy to begin an Interim Spent Fuel Storage Installation without a special permit.
The Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons for MassachusettsBoston State House Forum 10/9/13 featuring: Naoto Kan, former Japanese Prime Minister; Gregory Jaczko, former NRC Chair; former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford; Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Engineer.
Fukushima's fallout traveled 150 miles in the first day.By day 3, the U.S. Navy measured radiation 90 times normal 188 miles away (south of Tokyo). Fukushima radioiodine was later found in the Quabbin Reservoir.
"we would then issue a relocation order and order anyone within this area to leave the area" - see below
NRC: Pilgrim nuke plant among nation’s 9 worst
Federal regulators have placed Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station among the nation’s nine worst performers based on its recent number of unplanned shutdowns, a move that will mean much closer scrutiny by federal inspection teams in the coming months.
No Escape from the Cape
MEMA's plan for the Cape in the event of a severe accident at Plymouth's Pilgrim reactor IS to close the Sagamore Bridge.
-- Kurt Schwartz, Director of Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, on Oct. 3, 2012, Harwich Community Center
Over the next number of days, we would have mapped this area and once we had identiﬁed this area we would then issue a relocation order and order anyone within this area to leave the area. And we would enforce that order. This is not an evacuation. An evacuation is an emergency quick get out of town order which says get in your car and get the hell out of town because there is an imminent danger. This is not an evacuation. This is a relocation.