Tag Archives: Vermont Yankee Nuclear

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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Citizen Advisory Panel

The first meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory panel is open to the public. It will be held at Brattleboro Union High School in the Multi-Purpose Room from 6-9pm. More info is here: http://publicservice.vermont.gov/announcements “The agenda for the September … 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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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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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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VSNAP Triples Size of Panel

Those on the VT State Nuclear Advisory Panel’s listserve received the following email , announcing that it invites recommendations for the 6 new citizen members to the panel. Note the word “Advisory” in VSNAP’s panel. While informed folks can argue … 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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“Taking Power” Photo Exhibit & Gala

This is nuclear disaster season: Fukushima March 11, Three Mile Island March 28, Chernobyl April 26.   On May 6, 1979 almost 100,000 people marched on Washington DC, calling for an end of nuclear power and promoting renewables. Some of … Continue reading

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May 6: Gala Opening of “Taking Power”

Joni Mitchell sang “paved paradise and put up a nuclear hot spot” on May 6, 1979 when almost 100,000 people marched on Washington DC, calling for an end of nuclear power and promoting renewables. Since that time, not one new … 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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