PILGRIM Committee was formed out of concern
about the relicensing process for the aged Pilgrim nuclear
reactor in Plymouth, MA, especially in the wake of the
nuclear disaster at the reactors of the same GE Mark I
design in Fukushima, Japan.
The Committee is a duly organized municipal campaign
committee pursuant to Massachusetts General Law, filed with
the Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts and calling for the
suspension of the re-licensing application of the Pilgrim
Nuclear Reactor pending implementation of the safety
improvements recommended by the NRC as a result of lessons
learned from the failure of similarly-designed reactors last
year in Japan. By means of ballot initiatives and public
forums, we strive to galvanize the communities surrounding
Pilgrim to take both political and legal action to demand
NEEDS TO BE FIXED? Recommendations by The
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC Staff, and Stakeholders
The campaign is also an effort to support the Attorney
General of Massachusetts and citizens groups in their legal
appeals in Federal Court in response to the denial by the
NRC of their contentions that the lessons learned from
Fukushima, and other fixes, should be addressed before
relicensing Piglirm for 20 more years.
RELICENSING PILGRIM NOW --
-- WOULD BE RISKING OUR FUTURE!
We learned from Fukushima that it doesn’t require an
earthquake and tsunami to melt down and explode an outdated
GE Mark-I nuclear reactor like Pilgrim. Anything, -- a fire,
hurricane, or terrorist attack, --that results in an
extended power outage can set it in motion!
Support the appeals filed by
Pilgrim Watch, Jones River Watershed Association, and
Attorney General Martha Coakley to reverse Pilgrim’s
relicensing until all fixes have been addressed, including
all spent fuel placed in safe dry cask storage.
The “Freeze Pilgrim” Committee of Plymouth
166 Morgan Rd.
Wedge Bramhall, Chairman
Jay Ferguson, Vice Chairman
Phyllis J. Troia, M.D., Treasurer
Theodore L. Bosen, Esq., Secretary
Norman Pierce, Ph.D., Clerk