Diane Turco

Cape Downwinders


Henrietta Cosentino

League of Women Voters Plymouth


Mary Lampert

Pilgrim Watch


Art Delodges

Sierra Club of MA


Christine Silva

South Shore Association of Realtors



May 1, 2024


Holtec's radioactive and chemical wastewater discharge via forced evaporation

under the guide of 'worker comfort' and 'drying equipment' is an immoral ruse.


State Senator Su Moran led the Cape Cod and South Shore delegation in a March letter to Holtec calling for Holtec to stop discharging Pilgrims' radioactive and chemically contaminated wastewater into our air and environment.

"At this time, we request that you cease all evaporation until the MassDEP can fully analyze this untested method of wastewater disposal.", stated the legislative team.

We thank our state representatives for call on Holtec to halt the discharge while medical research studies are underway to health impacts. Holtec CEO Kris Singh has not replied.

Read full letter here>>>

Senator Ed Marky, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Representative Bill Keating urge Holtec to heed community concerns over forced evaporation discharge of radioactive wastewater from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

"In their letter to Holtec International President and CEO Kris Singh, the lawmakers wrote, “There is no question that evaporating wastewater from Pilgrim poses potential health and environmental risks. During the 2022 U.S. Senate field hearing, you identified evaporation with electric heaters as an alternative to discharging the wastewater into Cape Cod Bay. But you also acknowledged that evaporation would cause environmental damage. After all, evaporated wastewater released into the air will not permanently remain in the sky; eventually it will return to sensitive areas such as Plymouth’s residential neighborhoods and Cape Cod Bay.”

Thank you to our federal elected representatives for holding Holtec accountable to stop this process as Holtec's original promise to discharge only with stakeholder approval was reneged. We do not consent to this contamination of our communites and environment.

Read Markey/Warren/Keating letter here

For more information on health impacts and legal issues, go to our Facebook page for previous newsletters.

Please sign and share our petition calling on the state to prevent increased exposure to carcinogens by halting Holtec's Pilgrim wastewater evaporation!


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EPA letter to Holtec

AGO/Holtec Settlement Agreement

Dr. Ian Fairlie on Tritium

Plymouth Board of Health

Holtec CEO Singh letter to Senator Markey

The Bomb Next Door by Dr. Thomas Bass/The American Scholar

Boston Globe-In the shadow of the Pilgrim nuclear plant, EPA warning reverberates

Provincetown Independent-Legislation to stop radioactive water release fails

Provincetown Independent-Shape of Bay means poisons would linger

APCC Legal letter to the state

Save Our Bay MA

Cape Downwinders

Pilgrim Watch

MA Seafood Collaborative

Herring Pond Wampanoag

Sierra Club of Massachusetts

MA Lobstermen's Association

United American Indians of New England

Realtor Association of Southeastern Massachusetts

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility


Indivisible Outer Cape

Six Pond Association, Plymouth

League of Women Voters/Plymouth Area

League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area

Environment Massachusetts

Community Action Works

Clean Water Action

Sustainable Plymouth

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