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  • Vermont Yankee is now shut down as of December 29, 2014!
  • October 16, 2016

    Power Struggle Sneak Previews

    After 7 years in the making, local area filmmaker Robbie Leppzer is holding two “Sneak Preview” benefit fundraiser screenings of his new 104-minute feature-length documentary film, POWER STRUGGLE, which chronicles the grassroots political battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear … Continue reading

    September 12, 2016

    VT Yankee: Regenerations & Power Struggle

    The documentary Robbie Leppzer has been working on since 2010, entitled “Power Struggle,” will premiere this fall.  Mark your calendars: Sunday 2pm on 10/23 at the Academy of Music in Northampton, and it will open Brattleboro’s Film Festival on Thursday, … Continue reading

    May 20, 2016

    May 26 NDCAP Meeting

      There were a few pleasant surprises at the May NDCAP meeting. Emergency Planning & Paying for Oversight The state of Vermont is resurrecting the EPZ! The state will take on responsibility for emergency planning beginning this July. It hopes … Continue reading

    March 21, 2016

    3.24.16 Citizens Advisory Panel meeting

    The next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel is Thursday, March 24. As always, it is open to the public and there is time for public comment at the end. You can access the agenda on NDCAP’s webpage, … Continue reading

    March 14, 2016

    Five Years of Nuclear Disaster: Fukushima Anniversary

    The fifth anniversary of the tsunami and earthquake which devastated Japan on March 11, 2011 caused the press to again — briefly — pay attention to the condition of the four Fukushima reactors, the radiated water gushing into the Pacific, … Continue reading

    March 11, 2016

    PSR: 10,000 new cancers from Fukushima

    Yesterday, Physicians for Social Responsibility released its research on the health impacts of Fukushima.  PSR estimates 10,000 excess cancers due to Fukushima.  Access the report or read highlights here. Howard Schaeffer, long-time cheerleader for VT Yankee and the nuclear industry, … Continue reading

    March 7, 2016

    People Power Wave by March 18

    Decommissioning is the nuclear power wave of the future. Stop letting this corrupt industry dominate its captive regulator who should be answerable to the public, not profiteers. Add your voice to change the decommissioning rules. Comment to the NRC by … Continue reading

    February 23, 2016

    Busy Week: PSB & NDCAP

    The Public Service Board is holding technical hearings in Docket 8300 today and tomorrow. This is Entergy’s application for a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) for a new, second pad for the dry casks which will hold the high level … Continue reading

    February 16, 2016

    Independent Monitoring Needed

    Dr. Bill Irwin, Radiological & Toxicological Sciences Chief at the VT Dept. of Health (VDH), is fighting for Vermont’s ability to retain its independent monitoring of radiation at Vermont Yankee. He writes: The citizens of Vermont have relied on the … Continue reading

    Rad Waste Advisory

    Who will pay if the Dept of Energy hasn’t taken away the highly radioactive waste in 68 100+ ton storage containers when it is time to take down the buildings? Some folks who sit on the Nuclear  Decommissioning Citizen Advisory … Continue reading

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