The Closing of Pilgrim Power Station

Feb 6, 2019

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth is one of the worst performing power plants in the country, and it’s scheduled to shut down permanently in June.  Pilgrim has been supplying the region with power since 1989. While the plant’s closure is good news to many residents who have concerns about safety at the plant, decommissioning and what happens to the spent fuel presents another host of potential safety concerns. On The Point, we discuss the Pilgrim Nuclear power plant; past, present and future.

Click here and scroll down for WCAI’s ongoing coverage of the closure of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station 

Guests in the studio to discuss the story are: Steve Junker, WCAI News Director; Sarah Mizes Tan, WCAI reporter; Dan Wolf, member of the Nuclear Decommissioing Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP); and Neil Sheehan, Public Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission.