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The Closing of Pilgrim Power Station


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.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.