Pilgrim’s Progress: Inside the American Nuclear-Waste Crisis

by Gregg Levine and Caroline Preston

The New Yorker, November 25, 2016

“Decades of mismanagement have landed the government with a toxic, and expensive, problem.”

This New Yorker article focuses on Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the legacy of spent nuclear fuel from it and all other nuclear power plants, the associated dangers, and the decades long search for a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste in the United States.

IEER’s Arjun Makhijani urges community vigilance, especially at the time of plant decommissioning.

Read article here.