AMESBURY – C-10 Research and Education Foundation (C-10), the non-profit group focused on safety at Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant, reports that Sarah Abramson has taken the helm as executive director effective May 1. June.
Abramson, a resident of Stratham, NH, brings to the position her passion for a healthy planet, a background in environmental science and policy, and relevant experience working with federal and state regulators and managing a wide variety of tasks, from skills that C- 10 needs in a dynamic and energetic leader.
“The work that C-10 has done and continues to do is valuable and badly needed,” Abramson said. “I feel safer as a resident within 10 miles of Seabrook Station knowing that C-10 supports me and fights for the safety and health of families and the natural environment in my community. I am excited to strengthen our efforts in my home state of New Hampshire on community engagement and look forward to further expanding C-10’s nationally recognized radiation monitoring network. I also look forward to launching new initiatives to reach the young residents of our communities who are increasingly passionate and motivated to protect our planet and its resources for future generations.
“We are delighted to welcome Sarah,” said Patricia Skibbee, Chair of C-10’s Board of Directors. “As soon as we met her, we knew we had found the right person. She brings strong and varied skills, an ideal personal presentation and a focused passion for our security mission.
Abramson will make his first appearance as the head of C-10 at the group’s annual public meeting. This meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, June 20 at the First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant St. in Newburyport.
Masks are encouraged to be worn indoors by attendees, especially with the rise in COVID-19 cases in Essex County. A public car park adjoins the building.
The meeting agenda includes updates from monitoring the Seabrook Station group, including what’s happening with the degradation of the plant’s concrete.
Guest Speaker: Diane Turco, Executive Director of Cape Downwinders, will share her insights into monitoring by this group of
the dismantling of the Pilgrim Station nuclear power plant, in particular the fight to prevent radioactive waste water from being
dumped in Cape Cod Bay. Diane’s presentation can provide relevant information and experiences for the future of people who
live around the Seabrook Nuclear Generating Station. There will also be updates on a project to make C-10’s real-time radiation monitoring network climate-proof, with installation planned for the summer months.
Helping to inform the public about developments at Seabrook is the goal of the C-10 Research and Education Foundation (C-10), which works to protect public health and the natural environment surrounding Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant. C-10’s primary service is to operate a field monitoring network to measure airborne radiological emissions from the plant. C-10 has provided this essential service under contract with the State of Massachusetts since 1992. The organization also advocates for improved safety and security at Seabrook. In 2020, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered stricter monitoring of a concrete erosion condition called an alkali-silica reaction (ASR), following a legal challenge brought by C- 10. To find out more, visit online at c-10.org.