Plymouth: NRC fields questions on nuclear plant safety

By Bobbi Clark

About eighty people attended the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s public meeting Wednesday night at the Plymouth Hilton. NRC experts tried to address safety issues at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power plant in light of Japanese events. Many people asked questions and few got answers.

Diane Turco of Cape Cod was one of them:

“I asked do they consider in the event of a nuclear accident at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power station,that the Cape Cod people were at risk. And they would not answer my question,” said Turco

David Agnew of Harwich was also disappointed in the NRC’s responses.

“I asked that given the accident at Fukushima and the uncertainty about really what caused it, how they could justify re-licensing four U.S reactors. It was kind of a bunch of gobbledy-gook—I did not get an answer.”

Lisa Regner, an NRC Senior Project Engineer, said, “People have very strong fears here. I wish I could help people understand how much people do at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to look very closely at these Nuclear Power Plants.”


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