Cornelia Sullivan and Sheila Parks in haz mat suit, both of On Behalf of Planet Earth at Japanese Consulate/Boston with Representative Consul General/Boston. Remembering 6th Anniversary of Fukushima, March 2017
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Photo courtesy of Sheila Parks. Cornelia Sullivan and Sheila Parks in haz mat suit at Japanese Consulate/Boston with Representative of Consul General of Boston, remembering 6th Anniversary of Fukushima March 2017
Dear MA officials - what about our children, grandchildren and nuclear power?
By Sheila Parks, Ed.D.
Dear Governor Baker, Senator Warren, Senator Markey, Attorney General Healey, Congressperson Keating, Mayor Walsh, Boston City Councilor Pressley and Boston City Councilor O'Malley,
I Can't Keep Quiet About Nuclear Power #ICAN'TKEEPQUIETABOUTNUCLEARPOWER
As elected officials you are morally and ethically responsible for the safety and health of our children and grandchildren, including protecting them from the carcinogenic effects of Pilgrim - leukemia and other cancers.
PREQUEL - WHO IS MINDING THE STORE?
Just as I was finishing this letter, my plea to you became more urgent when the raging winds and torrential rains hit the Northeast, especially the coast and inland in Massachusetts, on Friday, March 2.
Pitifully, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) closed its own offices during the nor'easter March 2, leaving a messsage on their phone "The NRC is closed because of inclement weather" [via Erica Gray] but did not close Pilgrim despite hurricane strength wind gusts - e.g., Scituate 80, Plymouth 85, Marshfield 87, Oak Bluffs 88, Nantucket 90, Barnstable 93.
On the other hand, activists - including me - were busy emailing and calling the NRC, the media, Attorney General Healey and Senator Markey, asking them to close Pilgrim before the storm, since it is much more dangerous to close a nuclear power plant during a storm.