Category Archives: Legal

New PSB Chair

There is a new chair of the Public Service Board (PSB), and the appointment is good news for those concerned about Vermont Yankee. Tony Roisman knows nuclear power regulatory issues, and we need someone of his experience and intellect while … Continue reading

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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

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Yikes! MORE Seabrook power in VT?

Do you want more electricity from nuclear power in Vermont? We were all mighty disappointed when Green Mountain Power (GMP) turned to Seabrook after Entergy mucked up its power purchase negotiations. The current deal provides 60 MW until 2034.  Now GMP … Continue reading

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Emergency Planning Update

Recent News: 01.25.2016 Shumlin Zeros Out Yankee Emergency Funding (VtDigger) 12.11.2015 NRC Approves downsizing of EPZ (VtDigger) 05.20.15 State can’t have EPZ hearing (Brattleboro Reformer) 05.19.15  VY EPZ Closer to being eliminated (Rutland Herald) Background: Emergency planning in the evacuation … Continue reading

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State Comments on PSDAR Posted

The extensive comments by Vermont’s state agencies on Entergy Post Shut Down Activities Report (PSDAR) have been posted on the state NDCAP website and on Entergy’s decomm website The state comments will also be presented at the NDCAP meeting tonight … Continue reading

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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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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

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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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Mass. Solar: Just Raise the Cap!

Just Raise the CAP                 July 21, 2014 Thank you all for making calls and sending out emails! We are making progress! There is still more work to do. H.4185 is still in House Ways and Means. … Continue reading

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Finally! Water Permit

VT’s Agency of Natural Resources is taking PUBLIC COMMENT on Entergy’s  Clean Water Act permit. Here is ANR’s press release with links to the draft permit & fact sheet. The public comment period on the permit has begun and has … Continue reading

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