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Leak at Pilgrim plant would prompt Cape Cod evacuation

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A new report says a radiation leak from Plymouth’s Pilgrim nuclear power plant would prompt about half of Cape Cod’s permanent residents to flee, a situation activists and officials say would cause monumental traffic jams. The survey was put together by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee and was paid for by Entergy Corp., Pilgrim’s owner and operator. About 500 people completed the telephone questionnaire. People were asked what would prompt them to evacuate, how many cars they would take, and where they would go.

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