Twelve people who were arrested during a protst at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station last May will get their day in court, March 18 in Plymouth District Court.
The activitsts, may of whom belong to an anti-nuclear group called Cape Downwinders, were opposed to the relicensing of Pilgrim. The 14 protesters were attempting to deliver a letter of demands to the plant manager when they were arrested on trespassing charges. Pilgrim is owned and operated by Entergy Corporation of Louisiana.
According to a blog post from Cape Downwinders, the anti-nuclear group that organized the protest, the group will argue their actions were necessary to help stop what they believe is the greater threat of nuclear energy. To bolster their claims, they hope to have noted antinuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott appear as an expert witness.