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LETTERS

Living, uneasily, downwind of Pilgrim nuclear plant

 

Most of us on Cape Cod have been familiar for decades now with artist Susan Baker’s T-shirt design, “Our Evacuation Plan: Swim East.” It says it all.

More than 20 years ago, when I lived in an apartment right on the bay, I was part of a citizen radiation-monitoring network along the coast that, for several years, took twice-daily readings and logged them along with wind direction and other weather-related details. We routinely saw radiation spikes when the wind was coming from the direction of the Pilgrim nuclear plant.

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We wrote letters. We protested. We marched. Living downwind from this failed plant causes us to frequently ponder the “what if” scenario.

Enough is enough. Shut it down.

Khristine Hopkins

Provincetown