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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1368         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2045

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sarah K. Peake and Ann-Margaret Ferrante

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act increasing nuclear power plant protections to a twenty mile radius.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1368        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2045

By Representatives Peake of Provincetown and Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2045) of Sarah K. Peake, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to increase power plant safety preparedness by the Department of Public Health to twenty miles.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act increasing nuclear power plant protections to a twenty mile radius.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Subparagraph (1) of Paragraph (B) of Section 5K of Chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- The monitoring stations shall be set throughout a 20 mile radius of the nuclear power plant, which shall also include cities and towns located in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties, as well as in the area known as Cape Ann in Essex county.

              SECTION 2.  Paragraph (F) of Section 5K of Chapter 111 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The department of public health shall stockpile thyroid-blocking agents according to regulations promulgated by the department for cities and towns located within a 20 mile radius of a nuclear power plant, which shall also include cities and towns located in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties, as well as in the area known as Cape Ann in Essex county. 

              SECTION 3.  Section 5K of Chapter 111 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              (I)  The plume exposure pathway emergency planning zone, as defined in 44 C.F.R. section 350.2, shall be the area located within a 20 mile radius of the nuclear power plant, which shall also include cities and towns located in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties, as well as in the area known as Cape Ann in Essex county.  Predetermined protective action plans shall be in place for the Plume Exposure Pathway Emergency Planning Zone which shall include sheltering and evacuation details.

              SECTION 4.  The shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of sections 1 to 3 inclusive within 180 days of the effective date of this act.

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