Duxbury: Town wants in on Pilgrim safety discussions

Duxbury selectmen want the town to have a say on the safety of the Pilgrim nuclear plant.

The board has voted to ask federal regulators to include the Duxbury in any future hearings on two issues under review in the plant’s license renewal process.

They have to do with the reliability of the Plymouth facility’s hardened-contaminant vent and its spent nuclear-fuel storage system.

Duxbury selectmen say they agree with arguments presented recently by the town’s Nuclear Advisory Committee that the rules aimed at guaranteeing safety don’t go far enough.

Critics say last year’s nuclear accident in Japan shows that U.S. nuclear plants with similar designs require stronger safety regulations.

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Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.