Skip to comments.Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves new 20-year license for Pilgrim
Posted on 05/25/2012 2:04:44 PM PDT by matt04
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has voted to renew the license of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth for another 20 years.
The agency announced Friday that it has authorized staff to renew the license before it expires on June 8. The NRC voted 3-1 for relicensing, with outgoing chairman Gregory Jaczko the only no vote.
Gov. Deval Patrick called the NRCs decision "extremely troubling." He and other officials sought to delay relicensing until pending safety and environmental concerns were resolved.
The NRC says the plant is safe, and the 6 ½ year review of Pilgrims application was the lengthiest for any plant in the agencys history
John Herron, president and CEO of Pilgrims owner, Entergy Nuclear, said the decision ensures the plant can continue to generate "safe, clean, reliable and low-cost energy."
It's been running for decades and now Dumbass Deval and the Democrats want to continue environmental reviews. Just like they did with the Keystone pipeline. Approve, yank approval, review some more.
Yep, try to wear them out until they give up.
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