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Selectmen Hear Questions on Entergy's Plans for Used Fuel Storage

Plymouth landowner Meg Sheehan questioned Entergy's plans to begin construction on dry cask storage tanks in the spring.

At Tuesday's Selectmen's meeting, Cambridge resident and Plymouth landowner Meg Sheehan questioned Entergy's plans to begin construction on dry cask storage tanks in the spring. Sheehan, a lawyer for environmental lawfirm EcoLaw, had voiced the same question at last week's Nuclear Matters Committee meeting and wants the board to check the town's zoning bylaws.

According to WATD, the Selectmen were scheduled to discuss the town's PILOT agreement with Entergy during an executive session. The meeting took place in Cedarville at the Emergency Opeartions Center. 

Sheehan told the Board that, at the Nuclear Matters Committee meeting last week, an Entergy spokesperson said construction begins next year:   “They said they were going to start pouring concrete in the spring of 2013 and this is a $165  million dry cask storage facility for high level nuclear waste, but it’s being built in Plymouth and it has no permits yet.”

“I asked them to check with the Zoning Board of Appeals to make sure that  the town’s zoning bylaws were being complied with because our research shows that Entergy has not obtained any permits or approvals from the town to build  this dry cask storage facility.”

Selectman Muratore said he would follow up on the matter and look into the issues raised by Sheehan.

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