Pilgrim Nuclear Can Continue Construction On New Waste Site

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Officials in Plymouth are allowing the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant to continue work on a new nuclear waste storage facility.

The town’s zoning board of appeals voted 3-2 Wednesday night to reject an appeal from residents who wanted Pilgrim to apply for a special permit for the facility, which would store nuclear waste in dry casks, as opposed to the current wet-pool storage system.

Frank Mand, of the Old Colony Memorial newspaper, was at the hearing and joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the decision.