"Cape Downwinders is a very important group. Their activist role to pressure the state and federal authorities is of prime importance in dealing with this priority." - Sen. Dan Wolf. Photo by Paul Rifkin.
Cape Downwinders Public Information Workshop
Senator Dan Wolf urges Gov. Patrick to attend the May 19 rally at Pilgrim Nuclear
A robust crowd gathered to participate in a workshop sponsored by Cape Downwinders entitled "No Escape from the Cape: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and the Threat to Cape Cod."
Speakers included Pine DuBois of the Jones River Watershed Association, David Agnew and Diane Turco of Cape Downwinders and State Senator Dan Wolf.
Some of the points made by Senator Wolf:
"Pilgrim is an accident waiting to happen."
"The horror of Fukushima and the age of the Pilgrim facility make us all guinea pigs being tested to see if this plant can last 60 years. The facility was recently relicensed for another 20 years by the NuclearRegulatory Commission to satisfy Entergy's desire for profit. This was a failure of our federal government which chose to satisfy business executives at the expense of the health and safety of us all."
"Pilgrim is becoming more of a nuclear waste dump than a nuclear power plant. We didn't sign up to have a nuclear storage dump in our backyards."
"The consequences of an accident at Pilgrim would be dire. The evacuation plans for Cape Cod are bogus. The health affects and damage to Cape Cod would be devastating. You don't see people going on vacation to Love Canal."
"Cape Downwinders is a very important group. Their activist role to pressure the state and federal authorities is of prime importance in dealing with this priority."
"Governor Patrick and other government officials would do well to attend the upcoming May 19 Cape Downwinders rally at the Pilgrim facility."