Gov. Patrick voices concerns with Pilgrim nuclear plant | SouthCoastToday.com

By The Associated Press

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick pledged on Monday to write a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, expressing concerns about the safety of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth.

Patrick made the promise after meeting briefly with the head of a group of Cape Cod residents seeking to shut down the plant. The governor said he shares the group’s safety concerns about the plant and has expressed them both publicly and to the federal agency overseeing nuclear power in the past.

“I’d rather we didn’t have it,” Patrick told reporters, referring to Pilgrim. “I’ve expressed that publicly before and I’ve expressed that to the (NRC) and I’ll do it again.”

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