DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNIT 2: NRC to Conduct Public Webinar to Discuss Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning Topics
Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 issued the following announcement on Jan. 3.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a webinar on Jan. 8 for interested members
of the public to participate in discussions regarding the decommissioning of the Pilgrim nuclear power
plant, located in Plymouth, Mass.
The purpose of the webinar, which will begin at 2 p.m., is to provide key facts about the
decommissioning process and how the NRC regulates such activities through on-site inspections and
Webinar participants will be able to view slides prepared by NRC staff and ask questions in
writing via a web page set up to host the session. Online registration is required to participate.
The NRC will also hold a public meeting in Plymouth on Jan. 15 to discuss and accept public
comments on Entergy’s Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report for Pilgrim, which calls for
placing the plant into long-term storage before dismantlement and decontamination work begins. A
copy of the report is available on the NRC website.
Holtec has announced that it plans to acquire Pilgrim and conduct an expedited
decommissioning of the plant. The NRC is currently reviewing the license transfer application. Holtec
has submitted its PSDAR for Pilgrim. The NRC is handling the report as a supplement to the license
transfer application. If approved, the agency would then review the Holtec PSDAR.
Pilgrim is scheduled to permanently cease operations by June 1, 2019
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