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A Look at the Millstone Unit 2 Pressurizer Controversy

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Electric Bills Will Rise for CT Ratepayers under Millstone “Bailout” Bill: Study – Tell your State Senator to vote NO!

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Report asserts electricity bills would rise if Millstone bill passes

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Fog in Niantic: The good news, bad news and ugly news

On April 6, 2017, deep fog descended on Niantic.

The good news: The view of Millstone was obscured and could not be seen by health-conscious visitors on the Boardwalk.

The bad news: fog creates temperature inversions which trap pollutants, such as Millstone’s routine, continuous radiation releases, close to the ground where people breathe.

The ugly news: Millstone Unit 2 is in its dirtiest period of a refueling outage, releasing greater-than-usual rad waste to the air and water.

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No Niantic No!

With apologies to the late, great Chuck Berry (“Johnny B. Goode”)

No Niantic No!

We were cruising PA Ave on a picture-perfect day
The ocean waves ahead beckoned us to play
We looked to the east but what did we see?
The radiation stack of M-I-L-L-S-T-O-N-E.
The air seemed clear, the sky was blue, so how could we tell
That tower belched a poison, radiation straight from hell.
We couldn’t help but breathe it as we drove right along
We want YOU to know the truth so we wrote you this song.

Repeating refrain:
No Niantic No!
Say No Niantic No!
Say No Niantic No!
Say No Niantic No!
Say No Niantic No!

We thought we’d take a dip in the water anyway
At the sandy beach on Niantic Bay
But our feet got stuck in the nuclear crud
Buried deep down in the radioactive mud.
For 47 years Millstone’s used the LI Sound
As its toxic radwaste toilet, that’s what we have found
Dominion says Millstone’s squeaky clean but that’s a big lie
Millstone’s dirty and dangerous. It’s making people die.


By now we were feeling some keen hunger pangs
Thought we’d like some fish -the kind without fangs
The fishmonger said he wouldn’t delay
The catch of the day had just come in from Niantic Bay
There was no one to inspect it so we took him at his word
So we wolfed down cesium-137 – now isn’t that absurd?
The CE-137 attached itself to our internal cells
A Niantic souvenir inside our organs dwells.

As we gulped down our meal and paid our luncheon bill
We saw the sign posted by the window sill:
“We are sorry to inform you – don’t choke on that bone –
But you have entered the Nuclear Evacuation Zone”
Just like at Fukushima, when it triple-melted down
The government will lie if terrorists come to town
Plan to kiss the ones you love and don’t be left alone
There’s no escape if you reside in Millstone’s N.E. Zone.

A poster said “Sign here” for Senate Bill 106
Said the bill was a “high electric-rate” fix
But when we read the bill it was full of tricks
Those legislators must think we’re country-bumpkin hicks
The bill is just a giveaway to Millstone’s corporate suits
It would keep that sucker open – Hartford’s in deep cahoots

Everyone was talkin’ about Millstone’s worst scandal
The cancer and illnesses are more than they can handle
Losing women and children – the tragedy is cruel.
What’s the cause of this – We know – We’re not a fool
We said we have an answer to stop all this cancer:
Tell Dominion “Pack your bags and Go!”
Just pack your bags and GO!

Go Dominion Go!
Say Go Dominion Go!
Say Go Dominion Go!
Say Go Millstone Go!
Say Go Dominion Go!

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Millstone Green and Clean? Ha! Dominion Comes ‘Clean’ on Its Website

Dominion is running a propaganda campaign to fool the public into believing its Millstone operations are “green and clean.”

Don’t be fooled! Go to Dominion’s own website to see this forecast of planned airborne radiation releases during April 2017:

On April 2 and 3, Dominion has been “purging” its containment. Translation: Venting to our air its deadly build-up of carcinogenic radioisotopes.

That’s just the start: They’re readying that old, failing nuclear reactor for yet another refueling outage in April. That’s the dirtiest time to be around Millstone 2 – except during an “accident” – because the workers are kept busy releasing and venting and discharging the building-up of toxic radiation to our air and water.

Dominion has to report these inconvenient truths on its website because the CT Coalition Against Millstone persuaded the legislature to pass a law requiring it to do so, the only one of its kind in the country.

Millstone is a dirty, dirty, dirty, antiquated technology to boil water.

Remember: Windmills don’t melt down!

Table 1 (below) provides a schedule of Millstone Power Station’s upcoming airborne batch effluent releases and the associated estimated activities.

millstone radiation releases for April 2017

millstone airborne radiation release chart
Figure 1: Millstone Nuclear Power Station actual and projected monthly batch and continuous airborne effluent releases.