Tribute to Katie the Goat

August 12, 2013

We devote today to sharing memories of our beloved Katie the Goat and celebrating her life as we set goals to perpetuate her legacy. It was a year ago today that we lost Katie, yet her spirit abides powerfully. Katie was iconic and cosmic. The day we lost Katie, Millstone Unit 2 shut down because the Long Island Sound seawater was too hot to cool the reactor. Today Millstone Unit 3 is shut down, again because of a cooling water failure.

Before too long, the entire Millstone Nuclear Power Station will be shut down forever and mothballed. It will stop releasing effluent that poisons the air and water and contaminates mothers’ milk.

In Katie’s honor, we will persuade the NRC to acknowledge Katie’s contribution.

  • We will work to establish a federal standard for radiation in milk. The acceptable level for strontium-89 and strontium-90 will be zero.
  • We will work to broaden a citizen’s network of radiation monitoring.
  • We will work to provide communities with direct access to real-time radiation monitoring data at nuclear power plants.
  • We will work to educate community and political leaders about the health risks of nuclear power.
  • We will work with mothers and others to end nuclear madness.
  • Katie’s children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren will continue to donate their milk for radiation monitoring and public awakening.
  • Katie the Goat will love on in our hearts and minds and commitments to action.
  • Long live Katie the Goat.

Tributes to Katie

If Katie the Goat touched your life, as she did so many, please send a tribute here.