Duxbury: Many Questions Surrounding Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Closure, Presentation Tonight

What does the closing of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth mean to the town of Duxbury and surrounding communities?

“We know that Entergy does not have the money to dismantle and clean up Pilgrim. Therefore, they are given by the regulators 60 years. So, they will likely mothball the reactor for that period of time. They also will run out of money and the commonwealth will be stuck with the bill,” said Longtime anti-nuclear activist Mary Lampert of Duxbury.

“Will the lights stay on after Pilgrim shuts, the answer, yes. Will Massachusetts be able to meet its carbon reduction goals without Pilgrim, answer, yes,” said Lampert.

Lampert said when Pilgrim shuts down…

“We’ll have a non-productive site. You will have the opportunity for contamination on the site to perhaps get off site into Cape Cod Bay,” said Lampert.

And she wants to know…

“Who is going to pay for this, who has authority over the process, what say do the communities and the public have and what are the consequences of the spent fuel remaining on site,” asked Lampert?

A presentation and discussion takes place tonight (Jan. 14th) at 6:30 at the Duxbury Senior Center.

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Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time... Click here to read more about Dave