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4 Days of Action for Nuclear Activists

Friends, Colleagues, Fellow Radioactivists Dedicated to a Nuclear Free Carbon Free Future in the Washington DC Area (4 H Center in Chevy Chase MD) Friday November 14th NUCLEAR WASTE DAY For folks from Communities around Closed or Closing Nuclear Power … Continue reading

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Decomm. Panel Notes & Reflections

The second meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Community Advisory Panel was held on Thursday, October 30th. The meeting was held at Vernon Elementary School, the reactor’s closest neighbor, and surely its first victim should an accident occur. (This was not … 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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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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SAFSTOR til 2053

Entergy has released its site assessment for Vermont Yankee decommissioning, waste management, and site clean-up.   Click here for the full report (PDF download). Check out our Decommissioning Resources page for a list of our concerns, as well as a digest … 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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Open Letter to President Obama

July 2, 2014 Dear President Obama- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recently issued a spectacularly bad 4-1 decision regarding high level nuclear waste, stating that there is no reason why nuclear reactors need to move the high level toxic waste, … Continue reading

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NRC Wrap Up

16 NRC representatives faced a mostly hostile crowd of 60 local citizens on Wednesday evenin’s annual safety assessment of Vermont Yankee. Many who attended were feeling the sting of the NRC decision, announced the day before, that spent fuel could … 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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Meeting Alert!

2 May Meetings:  (1)  * NRC Annual Dog and Pony Show : Wednesday, May 28, 6:30-8:30pm, at Brattleboro Union High School’s Auditorium.  (2) VT Clean Energy Development Board public meeting on how to Windham County’s share of the $5.3 million … Continue reading

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