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  • 256 days until Vermont Yankee shuts down.
  • April 13, 2014

    Keep Up the (Water) Pressure

    Finally, the State is saying Yankee is violating the Clean Water Act and Vermont’s water quality standards! The Agency of Natural Resources cites evidence submitted to the Public Service Board by Connecticut River Watershed Council and VNRC in Docket 7862 … Continue reading

    April 9, 2014

    No more evacuation planning?

    Emergency planning has always been weak in the evacuation zone. Soon it could be non-existent. Today’s Brattleboro Reformer says Entergy wants to be exempted from evac zone planning beyond its borders as of April 2016. Deadline tomorrow 4/10/14: Comment (links … Continue reading

    March 30, 2014

    No Fooling

      On APRIL FOOL’S DAY we were back at the gates of Vermont Yankee. Entergy is not fooling us, and we are not fooling around. Public safety is no joke. Check out our skits on YouTube, as we play “Entergy … Continue reading

    March 28, 2014

    Public Service Board gives Entergy a CPG

    Vermont’s Pubic Service Board, in a 98-page decision which we are slogging through, has granted a Certificate of Public Good to Entergy to operate Vermont Yankee through December 31, 2014.  “The Company’s sustained record of misconduct has been troubling to … Continue reading

    March 21, 2014

    A Homer Simpson Kinda Birthday

    43 years ago today, in 1972, Vermont Yankee received its license to operate from the NRC. 3 years ago today, the NRC extended their safety approval for another 20 years, til 2032. Today, the public learned for the first time that … Continue reading

    March 18, 2014

    Citizens’ Groups Briefs to the PSB

    Since Entergy applied to Vermont’s Public Service Board in 2008 for a Certificate of Public Good to operate past March 21, 2012, citizens’ groups have been engaged in the legal process. The media blackout of the five groups’ responses to … Continue reading

    March 14, 2014

    “Nuclear Goldilocks”

    At the US Senate hearings in January, we heard the whining voices of nuclear power corporations speaking through a majority of the Senators on the NRC oversight committee. Their mantra is that the industry is over-regulated.  In 2012, industry pressured … Continue reading

    March 2, 2014

    Voices of Fukushima 2014

    Safe & Green hosted a “Voices of Fukushima” gathering at the Brattleboro Food Coop Community Room on March 11. After watching short documentaries about Fukushima,  Chiho Kaneko gave a presentation, led a discussion on shifting the paradigm on radiation, and … Continue reading

    February 23, 2014

    Entergy: Not Walking Its Talk

    While before state regulators, Energy lawyers promise its days of ‘misspeaking’ and cover ups are ancient history, and vows the state can trust it. But Entergy is acting like the profit-driven corporation that it is, behind the scenes avoiding putting … Continue reading

    February 4, 2014

    “High Power” in Northampton Friday

    Pradeep Indulkar will show the short film, “High Power” this Friday, Feb. 7  at 7:00pm, Frances Crowe Community Rom, Media Education Foundation, 60 Masonic Street in Northampton, Mass. He will discuss the film and the recent trade agreement between the … Continue reading

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