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  • Vermont Yankee is now shut down as of December 29, 2014!
  • February 13, 2017

    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 LLC. That means we will have … 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

    November 8, 2016

    Entergy Selling VT Yankee

    While all eyes are on the US elections today, Entergy announced that it is selling Vermont Yankee to NorthStar Group Services. Links to articles are below.  An article is posted on VtDigger here:  Entergy now plans to move the … Continue reading

    October 27, 2016

    When People & Money Leave (and the Plant Stays)

    10.14.2016 report  issued: “When People and Money Leave (and the Plant Stays) – Lessons Learned from the Closure of the Vermont Yankee Power Station: A Tri-Region Experience.” Authored by Windham Regional Commission (Vermont), Southwest Regional Planning Commission (New Hampshire) & … Continue reading

    NDCAP Thursday 10/27 in Vernon

    This Thursday, October 27, 2016 is the monthly meeting of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel.  Please note that the meeting will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the cafetorium at the Vernon Elementary School, 381 … Continue reading

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