Award Submission: Pilgrim Nuclear Shuts Down, Leaving Radioactive Waste and Unanswered Questions
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth Massachusetts was one of the worst-performing plants in the country before it shut down in May of 2019. The plant was cited numerous times in the years leading up to the shutdown, prompting WCAI to increase its ongoing coverage and follow the shutdown process in a series of spots, two-ways and features with plant and government officials, nuclear watchdogs and others.
Links to WCAI web articles on the closing of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station are below.
- Fed Regulators Hear Concerns on Pilgrim Nuclear Plant's Transfer and New Owner [Sept 11]
- Federal Government Officially Approves Pilgrim Sale [Aug 23]
- Holtec Tentatively Approved to Buy Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station [Aug 14]
- Citizens Advisory Panel Skeptical Over Sale of Pilgrim Nuclear Powerplant [Aug 16]
- Entergy Announces Plans to Sell Pilgrim [Aug 1]
- Nuclear Decommissioning Advisory Panel Meets to Vote on New Recommendations [May 18]
- Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Receives Its Annual Safety Assessment [March 28]
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission Gives Pilgrim Its Final Annual Assessment [March 26]
- The Future of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station: Radioactive Waste and Many Questions [Feb 7]
- The Closing of Pilgrim Power Station [Feb 6]
- After 3 Decades Opposing Pilgrim Nuclear, Mary Lampert Will See It Close [Feb 6]
- A Look Inside Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Before Its Reactor Goes Quiet [Feb 5]