Activists were floored when executives from the closed Maine Yankee Atomic Power
Activists were floored when executives from the closed Maine Yankee Atomic Power Plant told the state Advisory Commission on Radioactive Waste and Decommissioning (Radwaste) that citizens must trust that plant security is adequate, because public discussion could "aid the enemy" in the post-Sept. 11 climate. Critics of the partially decommissioned Wiscasset plant say spent fuel rods--whether held in a pool as they are now, or in dry casks, as they will be--present a potential terrorist target. The King administration wants the federal government to move the waste out of Maine as was promised, although that might take years. Critic Ray Shadis is spokesman for Friends of the Coast, the citizens' group that organized a public forum on radioactive waste in Wiscasset on the same day the Radwaste Commission met. With details on the highly radioactive spent fuel and on measures taken to secure it.
Atomic power plants, Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company, Radioactive waste disposal, Security systems
Tapley, Lance, "Activists were floored when executives from the closed Maine Yankee Atomic Power" (2001). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 537.
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