The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station closed Friday after generating electricity for nearly five decades. Its owners say years of reduced revenues and increased costs led them to shutter the only nuclear power plant in the state.
Its spent fuel is now in the process of being submerged in a giant vat of water — where it will remain for a few years to cool off.
But there are a number of questions still to be answered — about the future of that nuclear waste — and the impact of the plant's closing on Plymouth and the region.
Sean Mullin, co-chair of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel.
This article was originally published on June 03, 2019.
This segment aired on June 3, 2019.
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