“What about the Water? Emerging Concerns about Pilgrim Nuclear’s Decommissioning Process”: with Diane Turco

Program for Sunday, February 13, 2022

Last spring, Diane Turco joined us to explain why nuclear power is not a green solution

because it produces radioactive waste. Cape residents, through citizen petitions, have expressed their concerns over the storage of spent fuel rods. But now there’s more: over 1 million gallons of water, contaminated by radioactivity and more. What exactly is in the water, what are the options for disposal and who decides? Diane joins us again on February 13 to explain the concerns, key players and grassroots response to this rapidly evolving situation.

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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.

Spent fuel casks at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)