Cape Legislators Back Pilgrim License Transfer Halt

BOSTON – Cape Cod’s legislative delegation is backing the Baker-Polito administration and Attorney General Maura Healey’s request to delay the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s approval to transfer the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s license to Holtec LLC.

In a statement signed by all of the legislators, they said that the Commonwealth deserves a right to contest the license transfer in a hearing before the NRC.

They add that further assurances are needed that Holtec has the financial and technical capacity to properly and safely decommission the plant.

The statement goes on to say that the Attorney General’s Office has noted a lack of meaningful consultation by the NRC staff with the state in the process without any reason for an expedited review.

It also mentions how the AG’s office has serious concerns about Holtec’s veracity, judgment and technical qualifications, pointing to misleading cash-flow qualifications and past criminal activity.

The legislators are calling on the NRC to set a hearing date and to postpone any decision on granting a license to Holtec until that hearing and further vetting of the company occurs.

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