We are a non-partisan network of citizens and organizations dedicated to raising awareness of – and reducing – significant risks to public safety, health and our environment arising from the continued operation of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, located in Plymouth, MA. Meet the Steering Committee:
Anna Baker became concerned about the risks posed by Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station after the disaster at Fukushima, when she went to hear a talk by Pilgrim Watch at the Duxbury library. She was appalled that this was the first she had heard of Pilgrim’s problems since she lives 20 miles from the reactor, and felt compelled to begin a broader educational effort so that the public could get involved. Anna is the chair and a co-founder of the Pilgrim Coalition. She lives in Marshfield with her husband and two young children. She has a Masters in Public Health.
Becky Chin has been a permanent resident of Duxbury since 1971 and prior an early summer resident of Marshfield for 25 years. She has chaired the Duxbury School Committee and the Duxbury Board of Health, and has been on several other Town committees’. She has been the Co-Chair of the Duxbury Nuclear Advisory committee for 10 years. Her interest in the operation of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant goes back to 1972, when it went on line. She has 2 married sons and 4 grandchildren, all residing in Duxbury.
Marischka Dopp is a retired teacher and librarian. She and her family strongly support protection of the land and water on which all life depends. Right now they are concerned about the environmental effects of spent nuclear fuel being stored at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station beyond the operating life of this reactor. Getting involved with Pilgrim Coalition is their way of striving to keep the plant safe and accountable to our communities and their need for a healthy safe environment.
Mary Lampert is the executive director of Pilgrim Watch, a non-profit organization that serves the public interest on health and safety issues regarding the Pilgrim NPS. She represented Pilgrim Watch in the adjudication process regarding Entergy’s License Renewal Application for Pilgrim Station (2006-2012). Mary also represented Pilgrim Watch in litigation regarding NRC’s Post Fukushima Orders alleging that the orders are insufficient regarding reliable hardened vents for GE Mark I and Mark II BWRs (EA-12-050) and spent fuel pools (EA-12-051). Over the past 25 years, Mary has regularly taken part in each of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) opportunities for public involvement: Licensing and Enforcement Proceedings (10 C.F.R. § 2.206). Mary has also been invited by NRC to participate on panels at NRC on issues representing the public interest. She serves on numerous state and public interest boards that focus on public health and safety issues pertaining to commercial nuclear reactors. Locally, Mary served as Chair of the Town of Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee (1990 to 2011), now Co-Chair (2011-2013). Mary has lived in Duxbury for 26 years.
Nancy Landgren has been a resident of Duxbury since 1991. She has been concerned about nuclear power since her high school years and now serves on the Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee. She lives with her husband, Bob Clark, and they have two sons who are living out-of-state while attending school.
Diane Turco is a retired special education teacher and lives in Harwich with her spouse, Tom. She is co-founder of Cape Downwinders. As a young mother of two children and learning of the threat from Pilgrim Nuclear to the public and the environment in the late 1980’s, she began to work for public safety and continues to investigate, educate, and agitate for the closing of Pilgrim Nuclear in Plymouth.
Joe Waldstein has been a business owner & resident of Duxbury for over 25 years. Prior to the explosions & meltdowns at Fukushima he was aware of the threatening situation which Pilgrim presents to Southeastern Massachusetts but he remained on the sidelines. Subsequently, much to his chagrin, he realized that remaining inactive on this issue was no longer an option.
Arlene Williamson moved to Cape Cod in 2010 from the Hudson Valley in New York. She owned and operated a retail business in New York for 23 years and her long time dream was to retire on beautiful Cape Cod. The following year the catastrophic disaster occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. The devastating event in Japan ignited her need to learn more about the near by Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (PNPS) and was driven to get involved. She joined Pilgrim Coalition in its early stages and today leads Pilgrim Coalition’s media team and fund raising efforts. She lives in Mashpee, MA with her husband James. They have one grown son who lives in nearby Boston.