Tag Archives: Vermont Yankee Nuclear

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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Keep Up the (Water) Pressure

Finally, the State is saying Yankee is violating the Clean Water Act and Vermont’s water quality standards! The Agency of Natural Resources cites evidence submitted to the Public Service Board by Connecticut River Watershed Council and VNRC in Docket 7862 … 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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Citizens’ Groups Briefs to the PSB

Since Entergy applied to Vermont’s Public Service Board in 2008 for a Certificate of Public Good to operate past March 21, 2012, citizens’ groups have been engaged in the legal process. The media blackout of the five groups’ responses to … Continue reading

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Voices before the PSB

Forty citizens testified to the PSB Tuesday night on Vt Yankee’s future and we’ve posted a lot here to inform and inspire you. Now its your turn. If you missed the hearing, go ahead and write comments and then mail … Continue reading

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For Talking Points, click here. For more background, see our Decommissioning Resources page and the PSB website.  Here is the Public Service Board announcement on the Public Hearings: NOTICE OF HEARING You are hereby notified that the Public Service Board … Continue reading

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PSB Hearing Tues 1/14: Talking Points

This coming Tuesday, the Public Service Board (PSB) wants to hear from citizens like you. There are many details — but if we look at the forest, not the trees, the question is a simple one: do you trust Entergy? … Continue reading

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Public Hearing Jan. 14

Yesterday there was a status conference at the Public Service Board on the Certificate of Public Good for Vermont Yankee, based on the deal made between the state and Entergy. There will be a statewide Public Hearing on January 14 … Continue reading

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State & Entergy Come to “Agreement”

On December 23, the State and Entergy held a press conference to announce that they have reached an “agreement” about closure and decommissioning Vermont Yankee. The State has also filed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the Public Service Board … Continue reading

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