Nuclear power plant's license review to continue

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Sept. 13 rejected a request by the Massachusetts attorney general to suspend the license review of the 688 MW Pilgrim nuclear power plant. The plant has been in operations for 39 years.

Attorney General Martha Coakley raised concerns about the on-site storage of radioactive spent fuel rods at the plant, which is owned by Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR). Coakley also expressed concern about the plant’s General Electric (NYSE: GE) Type 3 boiling water reactor, which is similar to one installed at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

The Boston Globe reported that the NRC denied the state’s request in a 66-page response. The NRC said its safety task force is analyzing and prioritizing recommendations based on lessons learned in Japan.

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