In early January, a long list of state officials – including the Governor and Attorney General – sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) asking for a public hearing to discuss the status of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and to address the ongoing inspection, the recently disclosed internal email, and recent valve leaks and related shutdown. The Plymouth Board of Selectmen had made a similar request in late December. Learn more about the Mass. Officials’ letter to the NRC >>
The NRC has given in to the request and has officially set the public hearing for January 31, 2017. (UPDATE: this date was officially confirmed by the NRC on 1/20/17). The public will be able to make comments or pose questions to NRC staff at the hearing. Read the NRC’s Official Public Meeting Notice >>
- WHERE: Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor, Grand Ballroom, 180 Water St., Plymouth, MA 02360
- WHEN: Doors open at 5:30PM; Meeting runs 6:30-9:00PM
Anyone who cares about public safety and environmental health in southeastern Massachusetts should plan on attending this hearing. As one commenter stated last week in the Old Colony Memorial’s Jam Session, “The one and only issue of transcendental importance to Plymouth and every human (and animal) living within 50 miles in every direction from Pilgrim Station is removing that plant from the grid and getting it decommissioned competently and quickly before it falls apart completely / starts killing people.” Every human within 50 miles of Pilgrim should be at this hearing asking the NRC to do just that.
Read more in this Cape Cod Times piece, NRC Sets Date for Public Meeting on Pilgrim’s Problems >>