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Pilgrim Nuclear protest planned at Sagamore Bridge

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Protests are planned at the Sagamore Bridge to voice safety concerns about the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant in Plymouth.

Protestors said the current emergency plan in case of an accident at the plant did not include a safe evacuation route for people on Cape Cod.

The bridge would close and not let drivers off the Cape.

The protest comes two months after Gov. Deval Patrick wrote the Nuclear Regulatory Commission expressing concerns about the plant. Patrick said he was writing on behalf of 15 southeastern Massachusetts communities.

Patrick said he shares their concerns because of what he called the lack of a "viable evacuation route" off of Cape Cod.

The NRC relicensed Pilgrim through 2032. The plant's operators say it's safe and secure.

Patrick said the NRC should require the plant be decommissioned if it can't comply with safety regulations.

The plant's operator says it's safe and secure.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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