Nuclear radiation and pollution is not a one-state issue."


Vermont Yankee is on Massachusetts' NW border - (7) towns in MA are within

the 10-mile official emergency planning zone.

Regarding issues concerning Vermont Yankee, Vermont's Governor stated that

it was inappropriate for other states like MA and NH to get included,

"Though he said having the ability to request an ISA [independent safety

assessment] is a good thing for Vermont, he said it's inappropriate for

other states to regulate activities outside their borders."

When the MA Governor's Office was asked about it...the response was....

"We have no comment," said Rebecca Deusser, spokeswoman for Massachusetts

Gov. Deval Patrick.

Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt.

explained what was wrong with Patrick's answer,

"Do I believe that adjoining states to nuclear power plants should have

the right to be involved in safety issues?" asked Sanders. "Obviously I

do. They should have a right to be involved. Gov.Douglas was appropriately

involved when International Paper (in Ticonderoga, N.Y.) was spewing crap

in the air from its tire burning factory. Other states should be involved

in these types of conversations. Nuclear radiation and pollution is not a

one-state issue."

This is out of character for Governor Patrick and contrary to the state's

actions and policy.

Why not call his office and make a comment - "No Comment" not acceptable.

Phone: 617.725.4005

  888.870.7770 (in state)

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