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  • November 20, 2014

    NDCAP Tonight: A Rush Job

    Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel (NDCAP) is meeting tonight at 6pm at the Marlboro Graduate Center, Room 2-E, in downtown Brattleboro  (28 Vernon Street, just past the Museum). Last week the NDCAP hosts, the VT Dept of Public Service, announced that … Continue reading

    November 12, 2014

    Weaseling Out

    Entergy is trying to weasel out of paying for operating expenses by dipping into the decommissioning trust fund for emergency planning and spent fuel management. According to VtDigger, Vermont’s AG Bill Sorrell, believes ‘emergency planning is a cost that should … Continue reading

    November 3, 2014

    Decomm. Panel Notes & Reflections

    The second meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Community Advisory Panel was held on Thursday, October 30th. The meeting was held at Vernon Elementary School, the reactor’s closest neighbor, and surely its first victim should an accident occur. (This was not … Continue reading

    October 25, 2014

    Profits Before Safety

    Will post-closure staffing reductions at Yankee put the public at risk if there is an accident in the spent fuel pool? An alliance of northeast groups continues to push the NRC to determine whether the poor financial standing of Entergy endangers … Continue reading

    October 24, 2014

    NDCAP Meeting Thursday 10.30

    The second meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel is 6:00pm on Thursday, October 30, at Vernon Elementary School Muli-Purpose Room on Governor Hunt Road in Vernon. NDCAP meetings are open to the public, and an opportunity to hear … Continue reading

    October 23, 2014

    NRC Questions Entergy on EPZ Risks

    Entergy wants to save some money by reducing the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) from 10-miles to its footprint of 148 acres when it stops producing power.  Two weeks after being granted a Certificate of Public Good, Entergy asked the NRC … Continue reading

    October 18, 2014

    Entergy Decomm on the Web, Twitter

    Entergy has a new Twitter account: @VYSafstor  (Guess that says it all), a new Facebook page and a new website dedicated to decommissioning VT Yankee. P.S. Their “History” on the website is a bit incomplete. We’ll give them … Continue reading

    SAFSTOR til 2053

    Entergy has released its site assessment for Vermont Yankee decommissioning, waste management, and site clean-up.   Click here for the full report (PDF download). Check out our Decommissioning Resources page for a list of our concerns, as well as a digest … Continue reading

    October 15, 2014

    ANR Issues Thermal Permit

    ANR issued its permit on October 12, 2014. It had lapsed in 2005. There were “wins” and “losses.” The wins: Entergy has to monitor the actual water temperature rather than rely on modeling and estimates. Yankee can discharge water up … Continue reading

    On Transparency & Spin

    “Nuclear power requires obedience, not transparency. The gap between nuclear rhetoric and nuclear reality has been a fundamental impediment to wise energy policy decisions for half a century now. For various reasons in many nations, the nuclear industry cannot tell … Continue reading

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