CNP to Present Proposed Warrant Articles to the Town Finance and Advisory Committee

Two non-binding articles were recently submitted to Plymouth Town Hall, to be voted on at spring town meeting. CNP will be presenting the articles to the Plymouth Finance and Advisory Committee on January 22nd. We hope that they will be approved and that they will be passed at the town meeting this spring. Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of these articles. See below for the language of the two articles:

ARTICLE 1

To see if the town will vote to….limit storage of nuclear waste within the municipal boundaries to only that nuclear waste generated at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, the storage of which complies with applicable Town by-laws.  This Article is consistent with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rules in 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 72.212 which say that the NRC general license allowing Entergy Nuclear Generation Company to possess spent fuel at the site of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is limited to such fuel generated at Pilgrim.

This Article is intended to promote the most appropriate use of land throughout the Town in accordance with the comprehensive plan, to preserve and increase the Town’s amenities, including its unique visual quality and historic character, its recreational, aesthetic, ecological, and natural resource qualities, and its water quality and quantity, and to conserve the value of land and buildings.

ARTICLE 2

To see if the Town will vote to…..urge all town officials to use their best efforts to ensure that nuclear waste is removed from wet pool storage at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to dry cask storage as soon as technologically possible.

This Article is intended to promote the most appropriate use of land throughout the Town in accordance with the comprehensive plan, to preserve and increase the Town’s amenities, including its unique visual quality and historic character, its recreational, aesthetic, ecological, and natural resource qualities, and its water quality and quantity, and to conserve the value of land and buildings.