Everybody's Doin' the Fukushima

Cape group "bands" together to continue Pilgrim nuclear protest--this time to music

They fought hard to stop the relicensing of the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant, but the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted Entergy, the owners of the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant in Plymouth, another 20 years.  Still protest groups in Southeastern Massachusetts and on Cape Cod argue that the facility, which came online in 1972 and is a 680-megawatt boiling water reactor identical in design to Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is not safe.

To keep the protest alive, Rich Latimer penned the lyrics to "Everybody's Doin' the Fukushima", set to the music of "The Loco-Motion", the 1962 song by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, originally performed by Little Eva.  Latimer (far left in the video) is joined by members of Occupy Falmouth String Band and Old Main Road (from left to right: Andy, Lisa, Mike and Sue).

The video was produced and directed by Maxine Wolfset.

Rich Latimer maintains the blog "Latimer on Law & Politics" here.

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