Boston: Activists plan to pressure Gov. to shut down Pilgrim

Residents from across Cape Cod are planning to descend on the Statehouse on Monday to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to help shut down the Pilgrim nuclear plant.

They’re tying their visit to the eve of the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

The Cape Cod activists say they want the governor to press the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to close the plant.

The N.R.C. voted to renew Pilgrim’s 20-year license in 2012.

The plant’s owner, Entergy Corp., says the facility is safe and secure.

The governor has said it wasn’t clear to him that Massachusetts needed Pilgrim to meet the state’s electricity needs.

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is set to close this year.

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