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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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A Homer Simpson Kinda Birthday

43 years ago today, in 1972, Vermont Yankee received its license to operate from the NRC. 3 years ago today, the NRC extended their safety approval for another 20 years, til 2032. Today, the public learned for the first time that … Continue reading

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Entergy: Not Walking Its Talk

While before state regulators, Energy lawyers promise its days of ‘misspeaking’ and cover ups are ancient history, and vows the state can trust it. But Entergy is acting like the profit-driven corporation that it is, behind the scenes avoiding putting … Continue reading

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