Help us raise money to print bumper stickers, yard signs, pamphlets, and other materials to get the word out!
Holtec, Pilgrim’s owner, claims they have two options to dispose of their nuclear waste – dump it directly into Cape Cod Bay or send it out-of-state to an existing radioactive waste site.
Vermont Yankee asked and received permission from NRC to send its 2 million gallons of radioactive water to a waste site in Idaho rather than dumping it into the Connecticut River. There is no acceptable reason for Holtec not to do the same. Experience makes clear, Holtec will take the cheap route.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says that Holtec can dump whenever it wants to, and Holtec says it will do anything the NRC allows, but that does not make it safe.
Cape Cod Bay, Plymouth Bay, Duxbury Bay and Kingston Bay are all protected ocean sanctuaries. Cape Cod Bay is a critical habitat for right whales. Dumping this radioactive water into them is not safe. It would cause incalculable economic damage, and would harm both the environment and public health.
Neither the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) nor Holtec will protect us, so we must take action.