Nuclear Plant Activists Plan Weekend March

A watchdog group that monitors the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth is holding a march this weekend to mark the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

The Fukushima plant was heavily damaged in a tsunami and earthquake a year ago, and Pilgrim has a similar design.

The march led by the Pilgrim Coalition will start Sunday near the Pilgrim plant and end at Plymouth Rock. Marchers will then hold a vigil at a local church.

The coalition says it wants plant owner Entergy to correct safety and environmental problems at the plant before it's re-licensed for another 20 years. Pilgrim's license expires in June.

Entergy has said the plant is safe because it has backup systems the Fukushima plant lacked. It's also said it's done everything to comply with relicensing requirements.

This program aired on March 10, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


More from WBUR

Listen Live