Entergy, the owner of Pilgrim Nuclear, issued a press release today: Entergy Intends to Refuel Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts Next Year. This means that operations will continue until May 31, 2019. The fact that the company will be allowed to continue operations under one of the longest expired Clean Water Act permits in the nation is unacceptable. It also means that the plant will generate even more nuclear waste that has no national plan and no final destination, meaning more waste will be stored in the Cape Cod Bay shoreline for an indefinite amount of time.
If the company would have chosen not to refuel in the spring, then operations would likely have ceased at the end of this year. Learn more about Pilgrim’s pending decommissioning and shutdown →