Still No New License for Entergy
From Pilgrim Coalition:
Entergy is seeking to extend its operating license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the Pilgrim nuclear station for another 20 years. The current 40-year license expires June 8, 2012. In late April, the NRC's staff recommended that the new license be issued even though there were safety and environmental challenges raised by local residents and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. The staff wanted the new license issued by May 8. This attempt to trample the rights of the public to have their issues resolved before relicensing caused an outcry. Federal and state politicians wrote to the NRC in support of the citizen's concerns. The May 8 date passed without an NRC decision, and Pilgrim Coalition and its members are continuing to spread the word that they want their concerns addressed before relicensing.