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Five Years of Nuclear Disaster: Fukushima Anniversary

The fifth anniversary of the tsunami and earthquake which devastated Japan on March 11, 2011 caused the press to again — briefly — pay attention to the condition of the four Fukushima reactors, the radiated water gushing into the Pacific, … Continue reading

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Keep the Pressure On

On Thursday, Sept. 24th, emergency response — a topic of huge concern to most of us living in the shadow of Vermont Yankee — is on the agenda for the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel (NDCAP). The Emergency Planning program … Continue reading

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NRC Questions Entergy on EPZ Risks

Entergy wants to save some money by reducing the Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) from 10-miles to its footprint of 148 acres when it stops producing power.  Two weeks after being granted a Certificate of Public Good, Entergy asked the NRC … Continue reading

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“Nuclear Goldilocks”

At the US Senate hearings in January, we heard the whining voices of nuclear power corporations speaking through a majority of the Senators on the NRC oversight committee. Their mantra is that the industry is over-regulated.  In 2012, industry pressured … Continue reading

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Voices of Fukushia 2014

An anniversary marks a one-day event – the birth of our nation on July 4th, for instance. March 11th is the one day two natural disasters struck Japan. In 2011, an earthquake followed by a tsunami devastated the coast, displacing … Continue reading

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Meetings Coming Up: VSNAP, House Comm. on VY Closure, NRC on Waste

Some important meetings are coming up. Please show you support for prompt, safe closure and decommissioning – show up! VT House Committee hearings in Vernon 10/28. Also on 10/28,  NRC hearing on nuclear waste storage, in Chelmsford, MA 6-9pm. VSNAP … Continue reading

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Fukushima Refugee: Stories from the Evacuation Zone

Chikako Nishiyama, a nuclear refugee from Kawauchi, Japan, was on a speaking tour of the Northeast US with the assistance of Chiho Kaneko. Her trip was inspired by our Voices of Fukushima actions to honor those evacuated and still homeless … Continue reading

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NRC 4.30.13

The NRC is coming to town on April 30th, for their dog and pony show, or “Annual Assessment”

You can go and ask why VT Yankee got ALL GREEN LIGHTS for their Annual Safety Assessment for the calendar year 2012. 5:30 Open House, 7:00 Q&A. At the Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road, Brattleboro (just off Exit 1, I91), in the Multi Purpose Room at the far end of the school. Continue reading

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