The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) panel, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB), is holding a hearing in Boston on Thursday, June 7 at the John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse, 5 Post Office Square. The hearing concerns NRC orders meant to enhance the safety of U.S. nuclear reactors using lessons learned from the disaster at Fukushima, Japan in March 2011. The Pilgrim Coalition, member Cape Cod Bay Watch and other advocacy groups feel the NRC’s proposals are “band-aids” and inadequate for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth. On May 25, the NRC announced Pilgrim station would be relicensed for another 20 years, despite the Pilgrim Coalition’s strong opposition and advocacy efforts.
Join us as we gather Thursday at 9:15 a.m. with our allies in a media event and public information rally outside the building. Bring a friend, co-worker, or family member, and a sign and join us!
The hearing was requested by coalition member Pilgrim Watch of Duxbury in response to the NRC orders. Pilgrim Watch argues that the orders do not adequately meet concerns about spent fuel pools and containment vents. The ASLB assigned to review the request concluded that the filings raised several issues that require further exploration and an oral argument session.
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