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  • Vermont Yankee is now shut down as of December 29, 2014!
  • May 25, 2015

    Juanita’s Memorial Parade & Service

    This Saturday, May 30, activists from around the country will gather in Greenfield to honor Juanita Nelson. Juanita and her husband, Woody Nelson, helped organize the first Freedom Rides in the 1940s and became war tax resisters at that time. … Continue reading

    May 24, 2015

    May 28 NDCAP – June 1 NRC – June 4 PSB

    UPCOMING … details below May 28: NDCAP Meeting — PSB & dry cask storage pad on the agenda June 1: NRC public comment period on EPZ ends June 4: Public hearing on PSB & dry cask storage pad June 13-16: … Continue reading

    May 14, 2015

    May 28: ISFSI & NDCAP

    The Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will meet on Thursday, May 28 from 6-9pm in the Multi-Purpose Room, Brattleboro Union High School, Fairgrounds Road, Brattleboro. It is open to the public — please attend! The State of Vermont is representing … Continue reading

    May 9, 2015

    May Update

    There are a full slate of events on decommissioning issues scheduled for May and June. May 13 6-8:30pm: Let’s Talk, Let’s Do: Community Decommissioning Meeting sponsored by New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution (NEC). Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 6pm to … Continue reading

    April 4, 2015

    April Update

    Well, that was a wicked winter. Now that Spring has reached our valleys and hills, let’s get together soon. Join us on Monday April 6, with Kevin Kamps, “Safeguarding Radioactive Waste at VT Yankee.” 7pm, Centre Congregational Church, in the … Continue reading

    March 25, 2015

    NRC Investigating Use of Decomm Funds

    According to today’s Rutland Herald, the NRC questions Entergy’s use of the decommissioning funds, such as “using the $660 million fund for Yankee’s property taxes, Entergy Nuclear’s membership dues in the Nuclear Energy Institute, insurance, security staffing costs and shipping … Continue reading

    March 24, 2015

    NRC: Public Comments Not Public

    The comment period to the NRC on the PSDAR ended at midnight last night (March 24, 2015). A link to the Comment page is:!docketDetail;D=NRC-2015-0004 Only 2 of the 41 public comments submitted to the NRC are available on the … Continue reading

    March 21, 2015

    Two Yankee Clean Up Funds Explained

    Susan Smallheer of the Rutland Herald published as clear an explanation of the decommissioning trust fund and the site restoration fund as we can expect, give the murky PR put out by Entergy. Worthy reading for those who follow the … Continue reading

    March 17, 2015

    Yikes! MORE Seabrook power in VT?

    Do you want more electricity from nuclear power in Vermont? We were all mighty disappointed when Green Mountain Power (GMP) turned to Seabrook after Entergy mucked up its power purchase negotiations. The current deal provides 60 MW until 2034.  Now GMP … Continue reading

    March 12, 2015

    Putting the Brakes on Entergy

    Vermont has been getting the bum’s rush from Entergy since the August 2013 announcement that Vermont Yankee would shut down. On March 5, the State said “Enough!” and demanded that the NRC put on the brakes. [Reformer 03.06.15] [VtDigger 03.08.15] … Continue reading

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