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  • 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. It’s about as bad as we expected. SAFSTOR til 2053. (Are you willing to make a bet that Entergy will be around in 2053?) “… … 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

    September 10, 2014

    Update – People’s Climate March: Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free

    Sept. 20 / 21 People’s Climate March & the Nuclear Free Contingent In case you haven’t heard, 310,000 to 400,00 marchers were in New York City on Sept. 21 —  more than double the size expected by and its … Continue reading

    Yankee CAP Citizen Reps Announced

    The 6 “citizen representatives” have been chosen for the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Community Advisory Panel (CAP). Per the AP: Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Kate O’Connor, of Brattleboro, and Martin Langeveld, of Vernon. Sen. President Pro-Tempore John Campbell has appointed … Continue reading

    August 16, 2014

    Aug. 20: Public Hearing on Water Permit

    Please attend the hearing about VT Yankee’s thermal discharge permit on 8.20.14 (details below). Despite the fact that VT’s Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) acknowledges that Entergy used outdated computer analysis rather than real water sampling to determine the impacts … Continue reading

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