Plymouth: Selectmen to get petition about nuclear waste at Pilgrim

In Plymouth, Concerned Neighbors of Pilgrim will present the Board of Selectmen with a petition signed by over 3,000 citizens regarding the storage of high level radioactive waste at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Heather Lightner is President of the CNP. She says the intent of the petition is to demonstrate to the Board of Selectmen that Plymouth residents want them to work on their behalf, specifically “to insure that the dry cask storage facility being built at Pilgrim is built to the highest standard possible”.

And Lightner says the group believes a special permit would help that process: “We’d like to see a special permit be required for the facility so that we can have an environmental impact statement and public hearing. We’re worried about where the facility is sited with regard to sea level rise and how the site will be affected in the future”.

The petition is related to a ballot question asking the town whether they support the Board of Selectmen working to expedite the transfer of spent fuel into dry cask storage by Pilgrim. Selectmen meet Tuesday nigtt at Plymouth Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.