Tag Archives: Vermont Yankee Nuclear

VT Yankee: Regenerations & Power Struggle

The documentary Robbie Leppzer has been working on since 2010, entitled “Power Struggle,” will premiere this fall.  Mark your calendars: Sunday 2pm on 10/23 at the Academy of Music in Northampton, and it will open Brattleboro’s Film Festival on Thursday, … Continue reading

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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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Independent Monitoring Needed

Dr. Bill Irwin, Radiological & Toxicological Sciences Chief at the VT Dept. of Health (VDH), is fighting for Vermont’s ability to retain its independent monitoring of radiation at Vermont Yankee. He writes: The citizens of Vermont have relied on the … Continue reading

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Rad Waste Advisory

Who will pay if the Dept of Energy hasn’t taken away the highly radioactive waste in 68 100+ ton storage containers when it is time to take down the buildings? Some folks who sit on the Nuclear  Decommissioning Citizen Advisory … Continue reading

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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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