Category Archives: Spent Fuel

Who’s Sacrifice?

On May 6, Safe & Green Campaign co-sponsored an event on nuclear waste. Lissa Weinmann wrote an excellent background piece based on interviews and research, Vermont Yankee-Expert says faster reuse unrealistic amid national waste dilemma and VtDigger covered the May … Continue reading

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The Road from Vermont Yankee to Texas

Safe and Green Campaign is co-sponsoring a New England tour which will connect the dots among environmental justice, nuclear waste, and nuclear reactors in our region. [Click here for the tour details. Tour stops include Brattleboro Food Coop (Community Room, … Continue reading

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Critique of Holtec’s Dry Casks

Oscar Shirani worked for Commonwealth Edison & Excelon. He blew the whistle on the defects of Holtec’s dry casks. He was blacklisted by the industry. (He died in 2008.) Here is a summary of Oscar Shirani’s allegations against the Holtec … Continue reading

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NDCAP: CEO of Holtec Coming to Town

Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP) will meet 6-9pm on June 25 at Brattleboro Area HIGH SCHOOL Multi-Purpose Room (usual location – not previously stated Middle School), Fairgrounds Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Open to the public.  There is time on … Continue reading

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June 4: Public Hearing on Entergy’s radioactive waste storage pad

On Thursday June 4 please come and speak to the Public Service Board at its Public Hearing. This could be the ONE public hearing on Entergy’s plan to store 900+ tons of highly radioactive fuel in the village of Vernon … Continue reading

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Nuclear Waste Threatens Our Future

Nancy Braus of the Safe & Green steering committee has an excellent editorial in today’s Brattleboro Reformer. It is useful reading for anyone (hopefully YOU) planning on making a comment to the NRC Public Hearing on decommissioning on February 19. … Continue reading

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May 28: NRC Hearing Talking Points

NRC DOG & PONY SHOW May 28: aka Annual Assessment Meeting for Vermont Yankee. (6:30-8:30, BUHS, directions below). According to the Brattleboro Reformer (5.20.14) “The meeting will include a brief presentation on the decommissioning process followed by a formal question-and-answer … Continue reading

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Yes! Our Senators are Acting

UPDATE: May 14 Congressional hearing on decommissioning nuclear reactors – watch the full hearing on the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works here. [Note it begins at 0:15:50]. VTDigger and Rutland Herald covered the hearing. VT Dept of … Continue reading

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Dept. of Energy & Our Safety

The Dept. of Energy (DOE) has been found at fault for the leaks of radiation into the air at the Carlsbad, New Mexico Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in February. 21 employees were affected, contaminated by levels of radiation. Poor training … Continue reading

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