Pilgrim critics urge Plymouth to improve Pilgrim safety
PLYMOUTH — Critics of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station had their chance to critique the plan to install dry cask storage units at the Rocky Hill Road nuclear power plant Tuesday, but they spent much of their time trying to convince the Board of Selectmen it can and should act on its own.
Last week Pilgrim management delivered a presentation that outlined its plans to build a concrete pad and install several dozen casks adjacent to the reactor building at the plant, while defending the company’s intention to transfer only as many spent fuel rods from the pool as needed to be able to continue operations.
The existing spent fuel pool at the plant has more than 3,200 rods, and if the plant had no other storage option, it would run out of sufficient storage space in less than two years.
This week the selectmen offered the plant’s critics an opportunity to formally address the issue.Keep reading