BY: Citizens Count
This week the New Hampshire House will vote on a bill that would require the state to monitor radioactive particles in the air on the Seacoast.
The bill, HB 1779, directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to oversee the monitoring and publish public reports.
Bill supporters argue that New Hampshire needs to study the possibility that the nuclear power plant in Seabrook has contributed to the pediatric cancer cluster on the Seacoast.
Supporters also argue that the nuclear power plant has been compromised by cracks in the concrete.
Opponents of HB 1779 point out that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, and several other organizations already monitor radioactivity on the Seacoast.
The monitoring system would also cost about $100,000 per year.
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