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

    March 11, 2015

    Fukushima 2015

    In 2011, we watched in horror as triple disasters unfolded in Japan.  We learned that at Fukushima Dai’ichi were Mark 1 GE BWR  reactors  — the same age,make and model as VT Yankee. We watched explosions in reactors that looked … Continue reading

    March 5, 2015

    NRC: No EPZ

    [3.12.15: CANCELLED due to weather:On Saturday, March 14, Safe and Green will walk from the gates of VT Yankee at noon, to honor the ghost towns of Fukushima.  We have a new reason to remember the 140,000 people evacuated on … Continue reading

    March 2, 2015

    March 1 News Update

    The weather isn’t the only thing heating up since the frigid NRC meeting last week. The big turn out of vocal activist Stakeholders at the NRC meeting, and again at this week’s NDCAP meeting, is helping to feed the fire … Continue reading

    February 25, 2015

    NDCAP: EPZ & 2015 Priorities

    Please attend the NDCAP meeting this Thursday, Feb. 26 (6-9pm, Marlboro Grad Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro).  Here are some of the issues on the Agenda: EPZ: A presentation by Entergy on the Evacuation Planning Zone with time for public … Continue reading

    February 22, 2015

    Wake Up Calls

    Entergy and the NRC sure got a wakeup call at the NRC hearing Thursday. They were probably hoping activists had lose interest in the fate of Vermont Yankee once it was shut down.But 200 people packed the room and we … Continue reading

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