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Pilgrim License Officially Renewed

The NRC made Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station's new license official today.

The NRC gave Entergy a new license to operate Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station for another 20 years today, when the members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission put their signatures to a 16-page letter to ichaei A. Balduzzi, Entergy's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New England Region.

Entergy received approval last week after six years of studies and despite opposition from local groups, and concerns from Plymouth's delegation in the State House, the governor, secretary of state and Massahusetts senators and congressmen.

The full letter is attached.

wedge May 29, 2012 at 08:34 PM
This is great news... Plymouth now only has 1200 tons of the worst high level nuclear waste known to mankind and we want more! Let Entergy produce another 30 plus tons of this crap each year for the next 20 years... That is exactly what the people want. God Bless the NRC and the huge balls they have to relicense this high level nuclear waste dump...
Patrick Ryan May 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Why not concentrate pilgrim watch's efforts into getting yucca mountain open. Why not have the goverment pay Plymouth billions to store the waste.till yucca mountain is open.Pilgrim watch has the politician's ear, you lost the effort to stop relicenseing, so change your purpose towards getting the waste out of here, or getting paid for it..its an election year try something constructive something everyone would support. New slogan get the waste out of here, or pay us for it.Stop with the dry casts thats not a solution.
Anna Baker May 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Yucca Mountain is not going to happen. If you were Nevada, would you want it in your backyard? Even if you believe local groups should be concentrating on getting Yucca Mountain open, what should we be doing with this HUGE amount of nuclear waste in the meantime, while it sits high up in a very vulnerable place? Dry casks proved to be extremely helpful in Fukushima and Pilgrim is the same design. Better safe than sorry.
malcolm nichols May 30, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Maybe we should get Ralph Nader back to do another survey. This time we should survey the silly windmills (turbines) that are popping up like weeds.
Meg Sheehan May 31, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Its not over til its over. The out of touch, in the bag, NRC regulators pandering to Entergy don't have the last word on this. The people do. State politicians and regulators are being called upon to take action to get Entergy out of Plymouth, and retire Pilgrim. The relicensing is an outrage and people are fighting back.
wedge May 31, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Even the people in Japan have a say whether their nuclear waste dumps continue to operate. What happened to the United States?? The United States of Lobbiests I guess.
Tom McCoy February 26, 2013 at 11:43 PM
The Koch brothers Rule much of the country;s economy. they own entergy.

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