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  • Vermont Yankee is now shut down as of December 29, 2014!
  • March 26, 2017

    NDCAP Notes 03.23.17

    Here are my imperfect, rough notes from the latest meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel.  — Leslie Sullivan Sachs Highlights: The three State agencies and Attorney Generals office appear to be sincerely concerned about the ability of NorthStar … Continue reading


    VY Yankee Clean Up Must Be Done Right

    Sandy Levine of the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has a long history of working to protect the public and environment from Vermont Yankee before the Public Service Board. She has four suggestions you can make at the April 6 PSB … Continue reading


    March 17, 2017

    April 6: New PSB Public Hearing Date

    Vermont regulators want to hear what we think about Entergy selling VT Yankee to a new decommissioning company. It sounds good on the surface – the nuke would be taken down over the next dozen years – but the devil … Continue reading


    March 6, 2017

    Our Goal: The Best Deal for the Planet

    What follows is a summary of our thoughts as we prepare for the Public Service Board public hearing on April 6 (6pm, Vernon Elementary School, Vernon VT). For more on our thoughts and to read our Principles for Decommissioning, go … Continue reading


    February 27, 2017

    Fukushima 6

    In mid-March six years ago, the NRC told Vermont by phone that it would approve a 40 year license extension for Vermont Yankee, a General Electric boiling water reactor built in 1972. On March 11, the world began to see … Continue reading


    February 13, 2017

    Update: Public Hearings: VT 2 – NRC Zip

    The Public Service Board announced that it will hold two public hearings, rather than the usual one, on the Certificate of Public Good for the sale of Vermont Yankee by Entergy to NorthStar Group Services LLC. The first session (April … Continue reading


    January 31, 2017

    Notes on Nuclear Decomm 1.26.17

    These note are my own and I can’t claim to any accuracy. My personal comments are in italics & I am subject to bursts of sarcasm. Minutes will be posted on the NDCAP website, hopefully before the next meeting. Most … Continue reading


    January 23, 2017

    NRC & New State Commissioner at NDCAP 01.26.17

    NRC meets with NorthStar, Entergy, Areva, and the rest about transferring the license on January 24th (for a presubmittal conference). 10-11:30 am at NRC HQ in Maryland. You can listen in and public comments will be taken at the end. For … Continue reading


    Public Meeting on Pilgrim

    The NRC will hold a public meeting in Plymouth on Tuesday, January 31, 6:30-9:30pm at the 1620 Hotel Ballroom in Plymouth.   Details are here.  The night before, there will be a workshop with Dave Lochbaum of the  Union of Concerned … Continue reading


    January 9, 2017

    Indian Point Nukes To Close

    It is official: Indian Point is closing! The State of New York and Entergy came to an agreement this past week to close one reactor in 2020 and the other in 2021. Both had been operating under expired NRC permits … Continue reading



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