Nuclear Power
5:35 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Statehouse Seminar Applies Lessons from Fukushima to Pilgrim Power Station in Plymouth

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Credit NRCgov

At the statehouse Wednesday a seminar focused on the lessons from Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear catastrophe as applied to the Pilgrim nuclear power station in Plymouth. Moderating that discussion was WCAI’s Sean Corcoran. Panel members at the seminar included Naoto Kan, the former Prime Minister of Japan; Dr. Gregory Jaczko, former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); and State Senator Dan Wolf of Harwich. In the audio posted above, Sean Corcoran discusses the event on All Things Considered with Steve Junker, including the issues of evacuating Cape Cod in the event of an incident at the Plymouth Nuclear Power Station, and Senator Wolf's assertion that the rewards for keeping Pilgrim are not worth the risk. 

A full-length (near 5-hr) audio/video stream of the event can be found here.