A LOOK BACK AT 2012: The Fukushima effect
PLYMOUTH — The tsunami that wracked the west coast of Japan in March of 2011 was still being felt in Plymouth in 2012.
While the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station finally succeeded this year in attaining official approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a 20-year extension of its license to operate – a review that lasted a record six years – that review and the disaster in Fukushima also resulted in renewed scrutiny of its operation by an assortment of established and new environmental watchdog groups.
Before Fukushima, Duxbury-based Pilgrim Watch, with its stalwart founder, Mary Lampert, was the lone local critic of the plant and its owner, Louisiana-based Entergy Corp.
Today, Pilgrim Watch is still a leader but has joined forces with what is being called the Pilgrim Coalition. Keep reading…