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NDCAP Agenda & Location

The Agenda for Thursday’s NDCAP meeting has been posted, at long last. It will be held in the Multi Purpose Room, Fairgrounds Road, Brattleboro Union High School. 6-9pm. Go to our Event post for details.      

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Evacuation Drill a “Success”

Success? With 4,0000-6,000 evacuees expected in real life, “…about 15 “actors” — many of them off-duty Windham County deputy sheriffs — played the role of Vernon and Guilford residents” at an evac center where  they were registered by 14 Red … Continue reading

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NDCAP Tonight: A Rush Job

Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel (NDCAP) is meeting tonight at 6pm at the Marlboro Graduate Center, Room 2-E, in downtown Brattleboro  (28 Vernon Street, just past the Museum). Last week the NDCAP hosts, the VT Dept of Public Service, announced that … Continue reading

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NDCAP Meeting Thursday 10.30

The second meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel is 6:00pm on Thursday, October 30, at Vernon Elementary School Muli-Purpose Room on Governor Hunt Road in Vernon. NDCAP meetings are open to the public, and an opportunity to hear … Continue reading

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Entergy Decomm on the Web, Twitter

Entergy has a new Twitter account: @VYSafstor  (Guess that says it all), a new Facebook page www.facebook.com/vydecommissioning and a new website dedicated to decommissioning VT Yankee. http://vydecommissioning.com/ P.S. Their “History” on the website is a bit incomplete. We’ll give them … Continue reading

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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

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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

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$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

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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

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June 1 Update

Why were activists all riled up for the NRC’s public meeting in Brattleboro last week? Here are three reasons. #1. The NRC didn’t talk about what went wrong at Yankee in 2013-14. This was supposed to be its “annual safety … Continue reading

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