The owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear power plant in Plymouth says it will move the facility’s nuclear waste to higher ground.
The plan announced Thursday by Entergy Corp. is aimed at protecting the radioactive fuel from the threat of rising seas.
Entergy officials say the plant has 17 steel-reinforced concrete cylinders filled with radioactive waste on a concrete pad about 25 feet above sea level and about 200 feet from shore.
The plan would move the containers to a new pad on an existing parking lot that’s about 75 feet above mean sea level and 700 feet from shore.
Entergy says the plan is expected to be completed by 2022.