Employees at a nuclear power plant in Cape Cod, Massachusetts are growing concerned over radiation spikes occurring at the already overwhelmed plant.
The staff at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant has already been complaining of a lack of assistance at the facility. Now, the radiation levels at the plant have begun spiking in dangerous amounts, leaving some of the employees mortified of a possible meltdown…or worse.
“’Now, a group of Massachusetts politicians, including Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, Senator Edward J. Markey, have stepped forward to put pressure on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in the hopes that it will schedule a public meeting to discuss public safety concerns surrounding the plant,’ reports the Boston Business Journal.
“According to the publication, on Wednesday officials sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ‘expressing their concern’ over a leaked December 6 email.
“An excerpt from the letter addressed to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioner Stephen Burns reads:
“’While the NRC undoubtedly regrets the inadvertent disclosure of the preliminary thoughts expressed in the December 6 e-mail, the disclosure happened, and the NRC now has the obligation to address questions raised by that e-mail to help assuage growing public safety concerns.’
“Currently, the reactor is listed at ‘Column 4,’ which is the worst safety rating offered by the NRC.
“Moreover, leaks have been found in reactor valves which are designed to isolate radioactive steam in the event of a meltdown.”
Hopefully, by spreading the news regarding this plant’s terrifying situation, someone within the nuclear regulatory industry will be forced to address the issues before the people of Massachusetts suffer from a nuclear catastrophe.
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