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Award Submission: Pilgrim Nuclear Shuts Down, Leaving Radioactive Waste and Unanswered Questions

Sarah Mizes-Tan
Members of the Cape Downwinders, a nuclear watchdog group, protested outside the NRC meeting.

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.