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  • Vermont Yankee is now shut down as of December 29, 2014!
  • March 17, 2017

    April 6: New PSB Public Hearing Date

    Vermont regulators want to hear what we think about Entergy selling VT Yankee to a new decommissioning company. It sounds good on the surface – the nuke would be taken down over the next dozen years – but the devil … Continue reading

    March 6, 2017

    Our Goal: The Best Deal for the Planet

    What follows is a summary of our thoughts as we prepare for the Public Service Board public hearing on April 6 (6pm, Vernon Elementary School, Vernon VT). For more on our thoughts and to read our Principles for Decommissioning, go … Continue reading

    February 27, 2017

    Fukushima 6

    In mid-March six years ago, the NRC told Vermont by phone that it would approve a 40 year license extension for Vermont Yankee, a General Electric boiling water reactor built in 1972. On March 11, the world began to see … Continue reading

    February 13, 2017

    Update: Public Hearings: VT 2 – NRC Zip

    The Public Service Board announced that it will hold two public hearings, rather than the usual one, on the Certificate of Public Good for the sale of Vermont Yankee by Entergy to NorthStar Group Services LLC. The first session (April … Continue reading

    January 31, 2017

    Notes on Nuclear Decomm 1.26.17

    These note are my own and I can’t claim to any accuracy. My personal comments are in italics & I am subject to bursts of sarcasm. Minutes will be posted on the NDCAP website, hopefully before the next meeting. Most … Continue reading

    January 23, 2017

    NRC & New State Commissioner at NDCAP 01.26.17

    NRC meets with NorthStar, Entergy, Areva, and the rest about transferring the license on January 24th (for a presubmittal conference). 10-11:30 am at NRC HQ in Maryland. You can listen in and public comments will be taken at the end. For … Continue reading

    Public Meeting on Pilgrim

    The NRC will hold a public meeting in Plymouth on Tuesday, January 31, 6:30-9:30pm at the 1620 Hotel Ballroom in Plymouth.   Details are here.  The night before, there will be a workshop with Dave Lochbaum of the  Union of Concerned … Continue reading

    January 9, 2017

    Indian Point Nukes To Close

    It is official: Indian Point is closing! The State of New York and Entergy came to an agreement this past week to close one reactor in 2020 and the other in 2021. Both had been operating under expired NRC permits … Continue reading

    January 1, 2017

    Nuclear Energy Isn’t Green

    My Turn: Nuclear Energy Isn’t Green by Ann Darling, Safe & Green Campaign Greenfield Recorder 12.26.16 Here in the Pioneer Valley we live within a circle of five operating, decommissioning, or decommissioned nuclear power facilities and a nuclear submarine base. … Continue reading

    November 27, 2016

    Asking Questions on VY Sale

    On Election Day (11.8.16) Entergy announced plans to sell Vermont Yankee to a consortium of four companies, led by NorthStar Group. The sale must be approved by the Public Service Board and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  Press coverage is here:  … Continue reading

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