SAPL Director, Doug Bogen, to be the first presenter at the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s 2021 Winter Speaker Series
Date: January 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Title: Seabrook Nuclear Plant: Winds of Change
Link: This event will be held on Zoom. View event details on Facebook »
Friends of Merrymeeting Bay’s (FOMB, in Maine) first presentation of their 24th annual Winter Speaker Series, Seabrook Nuclear Plant: Winds of Change features Doug Bogen, Executive Director of the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League. This event, FOMB’s first ever virtual meeting presentation will be held via Zoom and is accessible via a hyperlink at the top of the FOMB web page at www.fomb.org . The online event takes place Wednesday January 13th at 7 pm and is co-sponsored by Peace Action Maine.
In a May, 2019 op-ed published in the Washington Post, former Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chairman Greg Jaczko discusses the reality of nuclear power in 2019. He tells it like it is – stating that nuclear power is, “no longer a viable strategy for dealing with climate change, nor is it a competitive source of power. It is hazardous, expensive and unreliable, and abandoning it wouldn’t bring on climate doom.”
Construction began on Seabrook in 1976 and it was commissioned in 1990. Its age is slightly less than the average (38 years) of U.S. nuclear plants yet it is not without serious problems, one of them being accelerated concrete deterioration. The plant is perilously close to the ocean and thus threatened by sea-level rise and of course it is upwind of the NH Seacoast and Maine should a radiation emitting accident occur. Bogen’s presentation will update us on the continuing and future potentially life-threatening problems with Seabrook Nuclear Power Station on the NH coast and introduce us to one possible alternative, offshore wind.