Tag Archives: Vermont Yankee Nuclear

2015: Year One of Shut Down

Happy Anniversary! And Congratulations! It has been one year since Vermont Yankee stopped producing highly radioactive waste. It has been a busy year since VY shut down on December 29, 2014, although the “action” has been in meeting rooms rather … Continue reading

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NDCAP: 12/10 Meeting on 3 Draft Advisory Opinions

At the November Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel (NDCAP) meeting, the panel passed an Advisory Opinion on the role of host communities in decommissioning: NDCAP Advisory Opinion – Engaging Host Communities – Adopted 11.12.15 Three more draft advisory opinions will … Continue reading

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NRC Opens Public Comment Period on New Decomm Rules

It will take a few years to create new decommissioning rules, and they will not affect Vermont Yankee decommissioning, says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. But Safe & Green Campaign believes other states and citizens groups should learn for the lessons … Continue reading

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DPS Public Hearing 11/18: Advocating for Change

For the last few decades, countless cases about VT Yankee have been heard at the Public Service Board, including the sale to Entergy, the uprate, dry cask storage #1 and now dry cask storage #2. The Dept of Public Service … Continue reading

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Juggling 3 Reactors

The NRC says there is nothing to worry about: Entergy’s finances are just jim dandy. But the State of Vermont disagrees, and Green Mtn. Power recently joined the state’s campaign to see that decommissioning trust funds (DTF) are used for … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

On November 2, Entergy made two announcements: it posted a big loss for the quarter, it will close its Fitzpatrick reactor once its fuel has run out. Entergy blamed “market conditions” for the closure of the single-unit reactor on Lake … Continue reading

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LAST Siren Test Nov. 7

UPDATE: Entergy has offered towns first dibbs on the 37 sirens. (Read an article below.) Some towns are interested. The state is not. Here’s an idea: keep them active til all the radioactive fuel is moved from the fuel pool … Continue reading

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NDCAP Meeting 11.12.15

November 12, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Vernon Elementary School Cafeteria, 381 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT Most of the citizen members of the Citizen Advisory Panel have met as a subcommittee and drafted Advisory Opinions to present … Continue reading

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Entergy Announces Pilgrim Closure

Yesterday Entergy announced that it plans to close the Pilgrim reactor in Plymouth, MA by 2019. When that happens, one-half of all the nukes in New England will be shut down! As we have written previously, even the lax NRC … 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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