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  • Vermont Yankee is now shut down as of December 29, 2014!
  • December 29, 2015

    2015: Year One of Shut Down

    Happy Anniversary! And Congratulations! It has been one year since Vermont Yankee stopped producing highly radioactive waste. It has been a busy year since VY shut down on December 29, 2014, although the “action” has been in meeting rooms rather … Continue reading

    Xmas Gifts

    We found a few holiday gifts under our tree this season: Under pressure from regional nuclear activists, NDCAP, and our Congressional delegations, on December 24th the Nuclear Regulatory Commission extended the deadline to comment on nuclear reactor decommissioning rules. The … Continue reading

    December 8, 2015

    VT & MA Congressional Delegations Tell NRC to Let the People Speak

    US Rep. Peter Welch (VT), US Rep. Keating (MA), US Senators Bernie Sanders, Pat Leahy, Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren are calling for an extension of the public comment period on new decommissioning rules. The current deadline is January 4th. … Continue reading

    12/12 Rally & March in Boston

    800 people so far have RSVPed to head to Boston this coming Saturday to make their voices heard on climate justice. Please join Safe & Green and 130+ other environmental, labor, social justice, and climate action groups co-sponsors. The action … Continue reading

    November 29, 2015

    NDCAP: 12/10 Meeting on 3 Draft Advisory Opinions

    At the November Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel (NDCAP) meeting, the panel passed an Advisory Opinion on the role of host communities in decommissioning: NDCAP Advisory Opinion – Engaging Host Communities – Adopted 11.12.15 Three more draft advisory opinions will … Continue reading

    November 20, 2015

    NRC Opens Public Comment Period on New Decomm Rules

    It will take a few years to create new decommissioning rules, and they will not affect Vermont Yankee decommissioning, says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. But Safe & Green Campaign believes other states and citizens groups should learn for the lessons … Continue reading

    November 17, 2015

    DPS Public Hearing 11/18: Advocating for Change

    For the last few decades, countless cases about VT Yankee have been heard at the Public Service Board, including the sale to Entergy, the uprate, dry cask storage #1 and now dry cask storage #2. The Dept of Public Service … Continue reading

    November 12, 2015

    Vernon Gassing Up

    Here is the VtDigger report on the gas meeting in Vernon this past Tuesday night. It was a standing-room only crowd. The moderator said that Vernon residents would speak first, but as the meeting went on he never said when non-residents … Continue reading

    November 7, 2015

    Juggling 3 Reactors

    The NRC says there is nothing to worry about: Entergy’s finances are just jim dandy. But the State of Vermont disagrees, and Green Mtn. Power recently joined the state’s campaign to see that decommissioning trust funds (DTF) are used for … Continue reading

    November 5, 2015

    Another One Bites the Dust

    On November 2, Entergy made two announcements: it posted a big loss for the quarter, it will close its Fitzpatrick reactor once its fuel has run out. Entergy blamed “market conditions” for the closure of the single-unit reactor on Lake … Continue reading

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