Nuclear Community Engagement Experience Takes Place On Saturday in Barnstable

BARNSTABLE – An online version of a book about the Bay State’s nuclear history that has already garnered a great deal of praise, has been published by the Boston institute for Nonprofit Journalism.

“The book is an oral history of the last fifty years of the anti-nuclear program in Massachusetts. The focus is mostly on the people’s fight against the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, but there is a section about Seabrook too,” said author Miriam Wasser.

The many people interviewed for the story include Paul Gunter, who co-founded the Clamshell Alliance in 1976, long-time Plymouth and Cape activists Mary Lampert and Diane Turco, and Mashpee’s Paul Rifkin, who also provided many photographs.

Rifkin minces no words when talking about the Pilgrim plant in Plymouth.

“One of the worst plants in the country and one of the most dangerous. They do have another year and a few months before they’re supposed to be closing, although I don’t trust in either what the owners have to say or the NRC,” he said.

On Saturday from 1:00 to 3:30 there will be a Community Engagement Experience at the Sturgis Library on Main Street in Barnstable. The open house will enable people to share their story as the documentation, conversation and controversy continue.

Light food and refreshments will be served.

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