Tag Archives: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRC: Public Comments Not Public

The comment period to the NRC on the PSDAR ended at midnight last night (March 24, 2015). A link to the Comment page is:  http://www.regulations.gov/index.jsp#!docketDetail;D=NRC-2015-0004 Only 2 of the 41 public comments submitted to the NRC are available on the … 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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New! Improved! NRC Decommissioning!

Given the avalanche of known and expected nuclear reactors on the chopping block, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has freshened up its webpage on decommissioning. Bonus: Learn what the corporations and its captive regulator want you to know in this shiny … Continue reading

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No more evacuation planning?

Emergency planning has always been weak in the evacuation planning zone (EPZ). Soon it could be non-existent. Entergy wants to be exempted from evac zone planning beyond its borders as of April 2016. Brattleboro Reformer PLEASE GO TO OUR ACTION … Continue reading

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NRC Public Hearing on env. impacts of waste storage

NRC is holding public meetings on the extended storage of nuclear waste. The closest hearing to VT Yankee will be October 28, 6pm Open House, 7pm Public Hearing  Radisson Hotel & Suites Chelmsford-Lowell 10 Independence Drive Chelmsford, MA  01824 (near … Continue reading

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The NRC & Government Shut Down

UPDATE: On October 9, the NRC scaled WAYYYYYY back. No daily updates to the website, so we don’t know about any problems, accidents, or if a reactor has powered down (always a clue that something’s up).NRC inspectors will stay in … Continue reading

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Federal Court Appeals Decision

“The nuclear power industry has just been delivered a tremendous victory against the attempt by any state to shut down federally regulated nuclear power plants,” said Kathleen Sullivan, a lawyer for Entergy, which owns Vermont Yankee.” “Three judges in the … 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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5.23: NRC Open House ACTION ALERT

Wednesday May 23rd, 5:30-8:30pm, Brattleboro Union High School:  The NRC is coming to town to hold an “Open House” and “Public Meeting” about their GREEN LIGHT 2011 safety assessment of VT Yankee. Click here for the NRC’s PR and link … Continue reading

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