The meeting coverage of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meeting held on January 31 to discuss the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station can be seen on the PACTV government channels, YouTube and on PACTV’s Video on Demand. Viewers can also watch the meeting on PACTV’s YouTube Channel at youtu.be/rUfhfcn1FFM or on PACTV’s video on demand.
On February 24, the Jones River Watershed Association (JRWA) sent a follow-up letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regarding the public hearing in January. In the letter, we ask the NRC to “seriously consider withdrawing Pilgrim’s license and closing the facility before refueling takes place in spring 2017” because the plant “provides no benefit, only risk to our community and the Commonwealth.” We also requested a meeting with NRC staff prior to the upcoming hearing, scheduled in mid-March, to discuss our concerns further.
The February article in our ongoing Of Nuclear Interest series also addresses the NRC meeting: NRC came, saw, but did not conquer →
Earlier this month, Governor Baker, the Attorney General, and a long list of state officials asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to hold a public meeting on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station — including the ongoing NRC inspection of the plant, the recent memo accidentally emailed to a Cape Cod activist, recent valve malfunctions and a related shutdown. Town officials in Plymouth made a similar request.
The NRC has agreed to hold a public meeting in Plymouth, and has set January 31, 2017 as the date (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 the NRC. Read the NRC’s Official Public Meeting Notice →
Anyone who cares about public safety and environmental health in southeastern Massachusetts should plan on attending this meeting . 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 meeting 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 →