Today (Sunday, May 20) about a dozen peaceful demonstrators were arrested by Plymouth Police after crossing the barrier at the Access Road to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station off of State Road in Manomet. The protest was organized in order to present an Entergy Corporation (Pilgrim owner) representative with a letter requesting that the plant remain closed until the fixes recommended in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster were addressed.
The demonstration was a response by members of the Pilgrim Coalition to the numerous resolutions passed by the residents of towns near the plant. Plymouth was the ninth town in the area surrounding the Pilgrim reactor to vote to block the relicensing. Voters in Dennis and Harwich will have similar questions on their election ballots.
Duxbury, Provincetown, Kingston, Scituate, Marshfield, Truro, Mashpee and Brewster, have already approved non-binding resolutions at their annual town meetings.