The Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee hosted a forum about spent fuel storage concerns at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station after the plant officially closes in 2019.

All of the nuclear fuel that Pilgrim has ever used is now stored on-site; the fuel dates back to 1972. Some of the spent fuel is contained in dry casks on a concrete pad 150 feet from the shoreline and 4 feet above sea level; however, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has confirmed that the stainless steel canisters are susceptible to cracking within 30 years, and no technology exists to fix any necessary repairs to the casks.

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