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  • October 25, 2014

    Profits Before Safety

    Will post-closure staffing reductions at Yankee will 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 … 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 Brattleboro Union High School (Fairground Road, just off I-91 Exit 1). 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

    October 1, 2014

    $12.6B into the Death Spiral

    The nuclear power industry got a huge boost today from YOU via the US Dept. of Energy. DOE is proposing $12.6 Billion (yes, B) in new nuclear “guaranteed loans” for existing and new nuclear reactors. Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy … Continue reading

    September 25, 2014

    DCAP Meeting 9.25.2014

    The next 2014 NDCAP meeting dates are October 30, November 11, December 18. Below is coverage of the first CAP meeting on Sept. 25: The Commons’ Olga Peters covered the story 10.2: Entergy: Meeting was “watershed moment” for VY Brattleboro … Continue reading

    September 23, 2014

    NEW Countdown to Closure!

    Remember our daily “Countdown to Closure” vigils at the gates of Vermont Yankee back in 2011 & 2012? We were marking the days until March 21, 2012, the day Vermont’s stamp of approval for nuclear operations expired.  Now watch our … Continue reading

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