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Rally for nuclear safety

Spent-fuel storage fuel at the Pilgrim power plant in Plymouth is one area of concern. Spent-fuel storage fuel at the Pilgrim power plant in Plymouth is one area of concern. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File)

By Robert Knox

Globe Correspondent / May 5, 2011

A grass-roots group organized after the Japan nuclear disaster is holding what is expected to be a large rally for nuclear safety at Plymouth Rock on Saturday. Its leaders say it is neither antinuclear nor political in purpose.

“It’s about families. It’s not about politics,’’ said Anna Baker, coleader of Pilgrim: Make Us Safe Today, or Pilgrim: MUST.

The group moved the rally originally planned… Continue reading

New U.S. nuclear reactors close to construction

 

NEW YORK | Wed May 4, 2011 11:11am EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For the first time in more than 30 years, the construction of new nuclear plants is underway in the United States despite the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima in Japan.

The accident at Fukushima Daiichi will cause the U.S. nuclear regulators to call for new inspections and additional regulatory scrutiny on both existing and new plants, but should not stop the construction of at least a few new reactors in the country, Standard & Poor’s credit analysts… Continue reading

Hundreds Voice Nuke Plant Concerns; NRC, Edison Try to Reassure Public

More than 300 turned out to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting to voice their concerns about the safety of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

By Adam Townsend | Email the author | April 28, 2011

Hundreds showed up to the annual Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting Thursday night to hear an assessment of how safely the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station operated in 2010.

Residents—dozens of whom carried anti-nuclear energy placards—expressed their increased concerns that a disaster similar to the earthquake and tsunami that… Continue reading