Plymouth, MA - Political fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is fueling local opposition to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The aging facility’s operating license expires on June 8, 2012, and its owners want a 20-year extension. It looked like it had a green light from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which recommended an approval vote. But out of nowhere, local opposition to the license grew and spread from town to town, stiffening the backs of state and Congressional representatives, the state Attorney General, and the Governor, who urged the NRC to deny the vote until outstanding public safety and environmental concerns can be resolved. The organizers of that remarkable effort joined Sounds of Dissent, a weekly independent broadcast airing on WZBC 90.3 FM in Greater Boston, for this interview. With South Shore activists Anna Baker and Pine Dubois of the Pilgrim Coalition, and Paul Gunter of the DC-based group, Beyond Nuclear.
Sounds of Dissent Audio. Radio interview by Amy Grunder, first aired live on Sounds of Dissent on WZBC 90.3 FM Newton on May 12, 2012. (29:53)