Massachusetts Residents Alarmed by Plan to Dump Radioactive Water Into Ocean

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is going to dump a million gallons of potentially radioactive water into Cape Cod Bay.

According to the Cape Cod Times, a company called Holtec International bought the plant in 2019. It is not yet certain about the dumping.

Patrick O'Brien told the Cape Cod Times that they had broached the topic with the state.

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State politicians are angry. Pilgrim was exempt from emergency planning requirements by the NRC.

Senator Susan Moran told the Cape Cod Times that she opposed the release of radioactive water into Cape Cod Bay, and called for the release of plans for safe handling of waste materials. Holtec accidentally released 7,200 gallons of water into the bay, and watchdogs aren't confident in its future plans.

Moran told the Cape Cod Times that the potential for pollutants and dangerous materials being discharged in our water resources is alarming.

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This isn't the first time that dumping radioactive water has become a hot button issue, with residents in Japan currently furious about a similar situation, though advocates for the plan say the ocean will diminish the radiation so much that it won't pose a danger to people or wildlife.

The president of the Center for Coastal Studies told the Cape Cod Times that Massachusetts shouldn't even consider dumping the waste.

There is already enough pollutants going into the bay and we have been monitoring it for 20 years. It shouldn't be an option to put radioactive waste on top of that.

An underground tank is leaking a lot of radioactive waste.

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