Category Archives: Decommissioning

Update: 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 Services LLC. The first session (April … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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: vtdigger.org/2016/11/08/  … Continue reading

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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: http://vtdigger.org/2016/11/08/entergy-sell-vermont-yankee-northstar  Entergy now plans to move the … Continue reading

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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

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May 26 NDCAP Meeting

  There were a few pleasant surprises at the May NDCAP meeting. Emergency Planning & Paying for Oversight The state of Vermont is resurrecting the EPZ! The state will take on responsibility for emergency planning beginning this July. It hopes … Continue reading

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3.24.16 Citizens Advisory Panel meeting

The next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel is Thursday, March 24. As always, it is open to the public and there is time for public comment at the end. You can access the agenda on NDCAP’s webpage, … Continue reading

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People Power Wave by March 18

Decommissioning is the nuclear power wave of the future. Stop letting this corrupt industry dominate its captive regulator who should be answerable to the public, not profiteers. Add your voice to change the decommissioning rules. Comment to the NRC by … Continue reading

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