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  • Vermont Yankee is now shut down as of December 29, 2014!
  • November 20, 2015

    NRC Opens Public Comment Period on New Decomm Rules

    It will take a few years to create new decommissioning rules, and they will not affect Vermont Yankee decommissioning, says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. But Safe & Green Campaign believes other states and citizens groups should learn for the lessons … Continue reading

    November 17, 2015

    DPS Public Hearing 11/18: Advocating for Change

    For the last few decades, countless cases about VT Yankee have been heard at the Public Service Board, including the sale to Entergy, the uprate, dry cask storage #1 and now dry cask storage #2. The Dept of Public Service … Continue reading

    November 12, 2015

    Vernon Gassing Up

    Here is the VtDigger report on the gas meeting in Vernon this past Tuesday night. It was a standing-room only crowd. The moderator said that Vernon residents would speak first, but as the meeting went on he never said when non-residents … Continue reading

    November 7, 2015

    Juggling 3 Reactors

    The NRC says there is nothing to worry about: Entergy’s finances are just jim dandy. But the State of Vermont disagrees, and Green Mtn. Power recently joined the state’s campaign to see that decommissioning trust funds (DTF) are used for … Continue reading

    November 5, 2015

    Another One Bites the Dust

    On November 2, Entergy made two announcements: it posted a big loss for the quarter, it will close its Fitzpatrick reactor once its fuel has run out. Entergy blamed “market conditions” for the closure of the single-unit reactor on Lake … Continue reading

    November 2, 2015

    Nov. 10: Vernon Public Hearing on Proposed Gas Plant

    We will be attending a public meeting on November 10 in Vernon at 6:30pm at the elementary school. The Vernon Planning Commission will present its proposal for a gas plant to be located in Vernon, which will be connected to … Continue reading

    LAST Siren Test Nov. 7

    UPDATE: Entergy has offered towns first dibbs on the 37 sirens. (Read an article below.) Some towns are interested. The state is not. Here’s an idea: keep them active til all the radioactive fuel is moved from the fuel pool … Continue reading

    NDCAP Meeting 11.12.15

    November 12, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Vernon Elementary School Cafeteria, 381 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT Most of the citizen members of the Citizen Advisory Panel have met as a subcommittee and drafted Advisory Opinions to present … Continue reading

    October 30, 2015

    Nina Swaim Memorial

    For four decades, Nina Swaim, from Seabrook to Wall Street to the gates of Vermont Yankee, Nina Swaim wrote, testified, and was arrested battling nuclear power and nuclear weapons, with wit, intelligence and passion. A gathering to commemorate her life … Continue reading

    October 14, 2015

    Entergy Announces Pilgrim Closure

    Yesterday Entergy announced that it plans to close the Pilgrim reactor in Plymouth, MA by 2019. When that happens, one-half of all the nukes in New England will be shut down! As we have written previously, even the lax NRC … Continue reading

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