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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.

This program aired on July 11, 2013.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.

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