The Plymouth Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday night concerned routine year-end matters followed by an executive session. The topic of that session was the PILOT agreement with Entergy. But public comment also related to Entergy, and it was not routine. Selectman Chairman Matt Muratore led the brief meeting which was held in Cedarville at the Emergency Operations Center: “We had a quick meeting tonight just to do some administrative notes, year-end license renewals—a very short meeting it only took us about five minutes to do it.” However, Meg Sheehan spoke during public comment. She owns land in town, but lives in Cambridge and works with EcoLaw, a non-profit environmental group: “I asked them to check with the Zoning Board of Appeals to make sure that the town’s zoning bylaws were being complied with because our research shows that Entergy has not obtained any permits or approvals from the town to build this dry cask storage facility.”
Sheehan told the Board that, at the Nuclear Matters Committee meeting last week, an Entergy spokesperson said construction begins next year: “They said they were going to start pouring concrete in the spring of 2013 and this is a $165 million dry cask storage facility for high level nuclear waste, but it’s being built in Plymouth and it has no permits yet.”
Selectman Muratore said he would follow up on the matter and look into the issues raised by Sheehan.