Holtec signs a deal with Commonwealth of Massachusetts

29 June 2020

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Holtec have amicably and productively come to an agreement on all key issues related to the safe decommissioning of the shuttered Pilgrim nuclear plant. This agreement provides the Commonwealth with decommissioning trust fund protection, stricter radiological clean-up limits, additional site monitoring and oversight. This spirit of cooperation is similarly seen in the Administrative Consent Order with the State of NJ for Oyster Creek. 

The accord allows Holtec to focus on meeting the decommissioning timeline, which is safely enabled through employing Holtec cutting edge methods and technology, as befits a global decommissioning leader focused on protecting the health and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth and preserving the environment.

Among the benefits from the innovative initiatives being deployed by Holtec at Pilgrim (and at Oyster Creek) is the minimization of radiation dose emitted from the on-site fuel storage facility by using a densified cask array and regionalized cask arrangement to maximize self-shielding. This on-site storage configuration is expected to cut the total dose emitted at the site boundary significantly from the prior estimated value at both Pilgrim and Oyster Creek.