Holtec, the company now decommissioning the former Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, is still considering releasing over 1 MILLION GALLONS OF RADIOACTIVE WATER into Cape Cod Bay.
For residents of the communities on the Bay the issue is that we truly don’t know the potential long term implications of such an action on a crucial portion of our ecosystem. But there is no doubt that if there is any contamination, the consequences for those who live and work by the water would be disastrous. And where there is a perfectly viable alternative there is no reason to allow this to happen. It is a simple choice, have the communities of the South Shore and the Cape risk a potentially irreversible environmental and economic catastrophe or have Holtec make a little less money.
On May 6, 2022, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) held a "field hearing" of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in Plymouth on Issues Facing Communities with Decommissioning Nuclear Plants. To view the video of the entire 3+ hour hearing, go to https://www.facebook.com/EdJMarkey/videos/369466435223333/
The Provincetown Independent has written an article explaining the finances behind Holtec's activities. To read the article, go to https://provincetownindependent.org/news/2022/05/18/holtec-expects-to-make-huge-profit-off-pilgrim-plant/