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“Nuclear Power to Save the Climate?” with Diane Turco

Program for Sunday, March 28, 2021

Now that Pilgrim Power Station in Plymouth is closed, there is serious concern over the ongoing and long term storage of nuclear waste in dry casks. Holtec’s decommissioning of the Pilgrim plant is proceeding with minimal federal regulations and poses new dangers for the surrounding communities. However, these dangers are sometimes neutralized by the belief that nuclear power helps reduce greenhouse gases and is therefore deserving of support from climate activists. Diane Turco and her team at Cape Downwinders feel an urgency to address these two concerns together. They’ll be sharing their research and explain why nuclear power surely won’t save the climate. 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00. 

Diane Turco is director of Cape Downwinders, a grassroots activist organization with the goal to protect our communities and environment from the dangers present at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and nuclear waste dump in Plymouth, MA.  She is a retired special education teacher who has lived in Harwich for over 35 years, where she raised her two children with her spouse, Barnstable volleyball coach Tom Turco.  Since 1984, Diane has been actively working to halt nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The photo above shows her speaking at an event with Dr. Helen Caldicott.