Pilgrim Nuclear Can Continue Construction On New Waste Site

BOSTON — 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.

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  • Pilgrim Nuke

    It was a huge sham. These 3 guys are clueless.

  • energy_guy

    Phew, a close call. These 2 guys and the law firm behind this appeal are clueless, if they had won, we would have had to build or import more coal or gas energy with vastly worse consequences. That’s what happens in countries that shut down nuclear, they replace it with coal in Germany or nat gas in Japan with some REs on the side to make it look green but with consequent increase in CO2 output.

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