P.O. Box 1136
Portsmouth, NH 03802
The Seacoast Anti-Pollution League (SAPL) was organized in Hampton, New Hampshire in 1969 in response to the threat of a nuclear power plant planned to be built by Public Service Co. in the estuary on the New England Atlantic coast of Seabrook, NH . SAPL became a legal citizen intervener organization in the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) hearings participating through the 1970′s and 1980′s.
SAPL has provided environmental education and public presentations about energy and environment issues to schools and community organizations in its 43 year history of environmental activism. We currently have a renewed EPA Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) working with an environmental engineering company consultant that is overseeing the toxic waste site cleanup efforts by the U.S. Navy at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY).
SAPL is a 501(c)3 organization that accepts tax-deductible donations to act as a citizen “watchdog” over the operations and activities at the Seabrook nuclear plant, to oversee cleanup efforts at the PNSY, and to help protect the seacoast environment and the health & safety of its residents.
SAPL is presently engaged in a joint lawsuit with the NH Sierra Club and “Beyond Nuclear”. We are suing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for rejecting our application as an intervener in the operating license extension hearings generated when NextEra, the utulity owner of Seabrook Station, petitioned the NRC 20 years ahead of the termination of its original operating license to extend its license to the year 2050. SAPL contends that NextEra did not follow the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) requirements when it failed to consider safer and cleaner energy alternatives, such as offshore wind energy potential, in its Environmental Impact Statement submitted to the NRC.