Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

In 2016, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts established a Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP) to advise the Governor and educate residents across the state on pre- and post-decommissioning activities related to Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Read the list of NDCAP members (updated June 2017) >>

Our Executive Director, Pine duBois, has been appointed to serve on NDCAP, along with legislators, energy experts, and town officials. We look forward to having a seat at the table and for the opportunity to advocate for the environment in terms of Pilgrim’s decommissioning and cleanup.

As mentioned, the purpose of NDCAP is so that citizens can get answers about Pilgrim’s decommissioning, and so the panel members can make recommendations to the Governor. If you have questions or comments that you would like us to pass on to the panel, please send them to

We will be posting notes and updates about NDCAP meetings and activities here, so please check back to this webpage to stay updated.

Meeting #1, May 24, 2017

WHEN: May 24, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, MA 02360

Full Agenda >>

Approved meeting minutes >>

Overview of the May 1st meeting >>

Read the Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee’s list of requests to NDCAP >>

Read The Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee’s power power slides, which provide a comprehensive overview of Pilgrim’s Decommissioning >>

Video of Meeting:

Media Coverage of Meeting #1:

Pilgrim panel optimistic despite rocky start, Cape Cod Times, May 25, 2017

Pilgrim’s future fuels heated debate as citizens panel begins work, Wicked Local Plymouth, May 27, 2017

Panel learns about the decommissioning options at Pilgrim Station, The Manomet Current, May 26, 2017

Meeting #2, June 21, 2017

WHEN: June 21, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St, Plymouth, MA 02360

Read the AGENDA >>

Roll call vote on Co-Chairs >>

Draft meeting minutes >>

Overview of June 21 meeting >>

Read the draft list of SUB-COMMITTEES and TOPICS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS (updated June 21, 2017) >>

Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee & Pilgrim Watch Comments regarding NDCAP June 21, 2017 meeting >>

Entergy’s Response Letter to Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee & Pilgrim Watch Comments above >>

Video of Meeting:

Media Coverage of Meeting #2:

Pilgrim advisory group wants ground rules set, Cape Cod Times, June 7, 2017

Fission already apparent on nuclear panel, Cape Cod Times, June 20, 2017

Citizen Panel Sets Agenda For Decommissioning Pilgrim’s Nuclear Power Plant, WGBH News, June 22, 2017

Meeting #3, July 19, 2017

WHEN: July 19, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm
WHERE: Plymouth Community Intermediate School (PCIS) – Little Theatre, 117 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360

Information that was discussed during the NDCAP meeting:

1. Meeting Notice and Agenda
2. Revised Draft List of Subcommittees or Subpanels with Draft Ground Rules
3. Draft Typical Agenda for Future NDCAP Meetings
4. Draft Potential NDCAP Schedule for Future Meetings
5. Excerpt from NDCAP Legislation Containing Duties of Panel

Overview of meeting #3 >>

Video of meeting:


Meeting #4, September 20, 2017

Check back for the agenda and more details as the meeting gets closer.

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