Campaign for Safe Energy Updates

MASSPIRG's testimony on nuclear safety

By | Janet Domenitz
Executive Director

Janet Domenitz and Summer Policy Intern testified at the State House today, Tuesday July 28th, 2015, in favor of simultaneously improving safety standards for nuclear power stations and moving beyond nuclear power and embracing renewable energy sources.

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Report Released Documenting Marine Destruction and Pollution of Cape Cod Bay by Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear

Cape Cod Bay Watch on released a scathing new report that documents how Entergy Corporation, owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, destroys marine life and pollutes Cape Cod Bay by using an outdated “once-through” cooling water system to run Pilgrim.

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MASSPIRG to NRC: Pilgrim Still Unsafe

Statement of Janet Domenitz, Executive Director of MASSPIRG, on the July 7 Atomic Safety Licensing Board hearing.

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Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 4 Million Bay Staters

The drinking water for 4.8 million people in Massachusetts could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at nuclear power plants in the region, says a new report released today by the MASSPIRG Education Fund and Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center.

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Too Close to Home

Airborne contamination in the wake of a nuclear accident is not the only threat nuclear power poses to water supplies. In the United States, 49 million Americans receive their drinking water from surface sources located within 50 miles of an active nuclear power plant. Leakage of radioactive material into groundwater is a common occurrence at U.S. nuclear power plants, even if the amount of radioactivity released is tiny compared to that released at Fukushima.

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Earthquake Near Virginia Nuclear Reactors Are a Reminder of the Risks

Yesterday’s earthquake in Virginia, less than ten miles from two nuclear reactors, is a jolting reminder of exactly the type of unpredictable risk that threaten the safety and security of nuclear power plants across the country.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Safe Energy

Nuclear Power: Not Worth the Risk

A new report released today by the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) documents a history of safety problems at nuclear reactors in the United States. These incidents – like the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan – illustrate that nuclear power carries with it risks that are simply not worth taking.

As a statewide, member supported, nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization, our agenda is to promote public health, consumer protection, and citizens’ voices in a process often dominated by powerful special interests. This bill, which would expand energy efficiency standards in the Commonwealth, is exactly the kind of solution we need to our energy problems.

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