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  • 13 days until Vermont Yankee shuts down.
  • December 16, 2014

    NDCAP Agenda & Location

    The Agenda for Thursday’s NDCAP meeting has been posted, at long last. It will be held in the Multi Purpose Room, Fairgrounds Road, Brattleboro Union High School. 6-9pm. Go to our Event post for details.      

    December 12, 2014

    Closing Spin

    As Yankee counts the days until closing, the press is taking notice. “Gone Fission?” is the cover story in 7Days, Burlington’s free weekly. Our own Leslie Sullivan Sachs and Gary Sachs were profiled, as were four workers and others from … Continue reading

    December 9, 2014

    Good News

    In its reports this fall, Entergy estimated that $368 million will be needed for moving spent nuclear fuel into dry cask storage. It confirmed yesterday to the NRC that it will take out a $145 million line of credit to … Continue reading

    December 6, 2014

    Evacuation Drill a “Success”

    Success? With 4,0000-6,000 evacuees expected in real life, “…about 15 “actors” — many of them off-duty Windham County deputy sheriffs — played the role of Vernon and Guilford residents” at an evac center where  they were registered by 14 Red … Continue reading

    December 2, 2014

    VY Un-Plugs in 4 Weeks

    Download to print our new flyer for your Fridge & Friends 28 Days until Vermont Yankee stops making power, stops making waste, and our Connecticut River valley is nuclear free again. Wow. What do you do? When you finally get … Continue reading

    November 26, 2014

    Deadlines As NDCAP Muddles Along

    VT’s public comment periods on Yankee decommissioning are a muddle (more below). But one deadline is clear: you have until December 1 to tell the EPA that nuclear power is not clean power, and to get it out of the … Continue reading

    November 20, 2014

    NDCAP Tonight: A Rush Job

    Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel (NDCAP) is meeting tonight at 6pm at the Marlboro Graduate Center, Room 2-E, in downtown Brattleboro  (28 Vernon Street, just past the Museum). Last week the NDCAP hosts, the VT Dept of Public Service, announced that … Continue reading

    November 12, 2014

    Weaseling Out

    Entergy is trying to weasel out of paying for operating expenses by dipping into the decommissioning trust fund for emergency planning and spent fuel management. According to VtDigger, Vermont’s AG Bill Sorrell, believes ‘emergency planning is a cost that should … Continue reading

    November 3, 2014

    Decomm. Panel Notes & Reflections

    The second meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Community Advisory Panel was held on Thursday, October 30th. The meeting was held at Vernon Elementary School, the reactor’s closest neighbor, and surely its first victim should an accident occur. (This was not … Continue reading

    October 25, 2014

    Profits Before Safety

    Will post-closure staffing reductions at Yankee 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 endangers … Continue reading

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