PLYMOUTH PLANNING BOARD: Dry cask storage appeal moves forward
Planners fail to ratify building inspectors decision
PLYMOUTH — To Planning Board member Tim Grandy it’s a no-brainer. Entergy should be required to obtain a special permit from the town for the construction of multiple concrete spent fuel storage units – referred to as either dry cask storage or an Intermittent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) – for two reasons.
First, there’s precedent. The plant only exists because it received a special permit in the first place, Grandy told the Old Colony.
And, second, Grandy said, the town needs to be sure that the storage units are constructed with safety as the number one consideration.
Right now, he said, all the town has is a big “trust me” from the plant’s owner and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Entergy now has a green light to move forward on its plans to construct the ISFSI, though that light is flickering… Read on