Anti-nuke groups urge Mass. gov. to stall NRC
BOSTON—A coalition of groups opposed to the relicensing of the Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth has asked Gov. Deval Patrick to intervene with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The move comes after NRC staff last week recommended the renewal of Pilgrim's operating license for another 20 years. The plant's current license expires on June 8.
In a letter to Patrick, more than a dozen environmental and anti-nuclear groups are requesting that the governor urge the NRC to delay relicensing of the
Opponents have raised safety and environmental concerns about the plant.
Patrick said on Monday that he believes there are a number of "serious issues" surrounding Pilgrim that the NRC has yet to address.