August 15, 2019

Senator Warren Statement on NRC Plans to Proceed with the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning License Transfer

Boston, MA - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement today following news federal regulators at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to approve the license transfer of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. to Holtec International, as the plant is decommissioned:

"Members of the Plymouth community and beyond continue to ask important questions about the Pilgrim plant decommissioning. Until the Commonwealth and its residents have their concerns addressed appropriately, the Pilgrim plant should not be allowed to change hands."

In October 2018, Senator Warren raised concerns about safety and lack of public input during Pilgrim's shutdown last year and raised similar concerns regarding communications with local residents in her statement.