Seabrook Water Department Superintendent Curtis Slayton and Chief Operator George Eaton talk about warrant article 5, dealing with the maintenance of the two Seabrook water towers. This is a vital article, as this maintenance is overdue, and necessary for the continued operation of the water towers, a critical part of Seabrook’s water infrastructure. Seabrook’s Town election is March 12, 2019.
Remarks by Aboul Khan to NRC
February 13, 2019
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen,
My name is Aboul Khan, and I represent the Seabrook Board of Selectmen in my capacity as a Selectmen, as well as representing Seabrook and Hampton Falls as a State Representative. Selectwoman Theresa Kyle is with us today, and our Board Chair Ella Brown is out of town on vacation. I come before you today to speak in favor of the NRC granting a license amendment to Seabrook Station, as well as asking favorable consideration of the twenty- year license extension sought by Seabrook Station.
As a representative of the host community I can assure you that we strongly support the safe operation of Seabrook Station. Like many people we were concerned about the issue of concrete degradation, or ASR, and eager to understand how that issue would impact the safe operation of Seabrook Station. We very much appreciate the comprehensive approach to this issue taken by the N.R.C. and NextEra, who have worked jointly since 2010 to study the ramifications of ASR on the plant. The work done on this issue has been extensive, with the results showing that Seabrook Station can be operated safely, as it has been for many years. I am not a scientist, but I am satisfied that the long years of work on ASR, culminating in the letter issued by the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, should lead to the license amendment sought by NextEra.
I would also like to express our strong support for the license extension of twenty years sought by NextEra. This process began with a presentation to the Seabrook Board of Selectmen back in the 2010 time-frame, with constant communication between NextEra and the Town of Seabrook, and the Town Manager since then. Our support for this extension comes principally, but not exclusively, for the same reason we support the license amendment. We believe Seabrook Station can be operated safely for the entirety of the extension period. It is our strong belief that nuclear power has a vital role to play in the U.S. energy market, with carbon free generation helping us to meet important climate goals. Seabrook Station has achieved a great safety record due to superior management, as well as a willingness to make the necessary investments to operate the plant safely, and profitably. They have also been a terrific corporate citizen, partnering with the Town of Seabrook on a host of issues that the Town considers to be important. In light of the outstanding record compiled by Seabrook Station over the years we, the Seabrook Board of Selectmen, fully endorse and support the twenty year license extension sought by NextEra, and I thank you for hearing me today.
Candidate Night 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Seabrook Town Hall, 99 Lafayette Road
Hosted by Mrs. Small
Candidates will read a speech no longer than 4 minutes in length.
The Board of Selectmen are seeking a Seabrook resident to volunteer to represent the Town of Seabrook on the New Hampshire Nuclear Decommissioning Financing Committee. This Committee meets quarterly.
“The Nuclear Decommissioning Financing Committee was established by RSA 162-F:15 to provide assurance of adequate funding of nuclear generating facilities “to ensure proper and safe decommissioning and subsequent surveillance of nuclear reactor sites to the extent necessary to prevent such sites from constituting a hazard to future generations.” RSA 162-F:1. This Committee is responsible for determining the appropriate amount of money that needs to be set aside and maintained in a trust fund, and periodically updated, for the purpose of decommissioning any nuclear facilities located in New Hampshire. This Committee has eight members, including various state officials and a representative of the municipality where the facility is located; the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission is one of the members.”
The Board seeks a volunteer with a financial background. Please send a letter of interest to the Seabrook Board of Selectmen through the Office of the Town Manager by February 22, 2019.
DRAFT Section 401 Water Quality Certification # 2019-404I-001 for
Maintenance Dredging of Hampton Harbor and Seabrook Harbor
is available for public comment
Dear Interested Party or Stakeholder: In accordance with Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1341) and NH RSA 485-A:12, III, a draft Water Quality Certification (WQC) for the Activity described below is now available for public review and comment on the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) website at;
The draft certification states that based on the facts, findings and conditions in the certification, NHDES has determined that there is reasonable assurance that construction and operation of the proposed Activity will not violate State surface water quality standards.
Activity Description: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Applicant) is proposing maintenance dredging of the Hampton Harbor Federal Navigation Project and state anchorage in Hampton Harbor and Seabrook Harbor to improve navigation. Approximately 152,500 cubic yards (cy) of sandy material will be dredged. Most of the work will be performed with a hydraulic pipeline however, it is likely that approximately 700 cy in the entrance harbor will be dredged using a hopper dredge. Where hydraulic pipeline dredging occurs, the dredge material will be placed along areas of Hampton Beach, Seabrook Beach, an area beneath the southern end of the Rt. 1A bridge and within and adjacent to an existing composite sheet pile wall built in 2005 to protect the Middle Ground sand flat. If a hopper dredge is utilized, the material will be placed at one of the nearshore sites in the vicinity of the project.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING COMMENTS: Comments will be accepted until 4 pm on March 14, 2019. Only written comments will be accepted. Comments may be sent by postal mail, email or fax. Please include the project name/certification number, your name, and organization; mailing address, email address and telephone number with your submittal.
By Mail: 401 Certification Program (Attention: Gregg Comstock)
NHDES Watershed Management Bureau
P.O. Box 95
Concord, NH 03302-0095
By Fax: 401 Certification Program (Attention: Gregg Comstock)
By email: [email protected]
If you have any questions about the draft certification or have difficulties accessing a copy, please contact Gregg Comstock, Supervisor of the NHDES Water Quality Planning Section at (603) 271-2983 or via email at [email protected].
The meeting will be held on February 13, 2019, 6:00PM at
The Best Western-The Inn at Hampton
815 Lafayette Road Hampton, NH.
Click HERE for the Public Meeting Announcement.
Click this link to see the 2019 Election Calendar details;
2019 Election Calendar