Plymouth: NRC Looking for Citizens Input Got a Earful on Wednesday Night

Staff members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, came to Plymouth Wednesday night as part of a nationwide tour. They sought advice on best practices for citizen input regarding nuclear power plant decommissioning. The Massachusetts legislature had convened a Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, N-Cap, prior to the shutdown of Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth. The NRC took none of the panel’s advice and gave the job of decommissioning to Holtec International on August 22nd. Enthusiasm to help the NRC listen was not high at the hearing.

WATDs’ Charles Mathewson has this report.

About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.