Plymouth nuclear plant ruling appealed
PLYMOUTH — The latest decision in the debate over whether Entergy needs a special permit for dry-cask storage of spent fuel at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant has been appealed to Massachusetts Land Court.
A group of people living in Plymouth and neighboring communities has appealed a zoning board of appeals decision to allow Entergy to proceed with construction of a dry-cask storage facility without a special permit. The special-permit process would have allowed for public participation, possibly leading to conditions being placed on the project.
Earlier this summer, Building Inspector Paul McAuliffe issued Entergy a building permit for the project after consulting with the town’s lawyers. That decision was challenged by a group of 18 people and appealed to the zoning board, which upheld McAuliffe’s decision by a 3-2 vote.Keep reading