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Nuclear Commission To Face Questions About Plymouth Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Wednesday will answer questions from the public at a meeting about the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.

The NRC gave Pilgrim passing marks for its 2010 yearly safety review. On Wednesday members of the NRC will be in Plymouth to take questions from the public in light of Japan's nuclear disaster.

Mary Lampert, director of Pilgrim Watch, an advocacy group that wants the plant shut down, says she intends to ask about emergency planning.

"We know the NRC recommended that Americans within 50 miles of Fukushima evacuate," Lampert said Tuesday. "Here only Americans within 10 miles of a reactor are told to evacuate."

In early May the plant had an emergency shutdown because of a human error. The NRC says this created no immediate safety concerns.

This program aired on June 1, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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