Category Archives: Closure

Emergency Planning Update

Recent News: 01.25.2016 Shumlin Zeros Out Yankee Emergency Funding (VtDigger) 12.11.2015 NRC Approves downsizing of EPZ (VtDigger) 05.20.15 State can’t have EPZ hearing (Brattleboro Reformer) 05.19.15  VY EPZ Closer to being eliminated (Rutland Herald) Background: Emergency planning in the evacuation … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change

Nina Keller, a long-time anti-nuclear activist, is the author of this letter published in the Greenfield Recorder last week. We have heard the same questions and sentiments in the movement, but few have expressed them publicly. Thanks for getting it … Continue reading

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Party On!

Wow! What a night! About 150 folks braved the wicked weather, filled the dance floor, hugged old friends, congratulated each other, and took to the dance floor in celebration of 42 years of working to shut down Vermont Yankee. If … Continue reading

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12:12 pm on 12.29.14

Vermont Yankee has officially powered down and is off-line …. forever. Just let that sink in. Hundreds of articles, blog posts, and OpEds have been published about Yankee closing. Here’s a selection: WCAX-TV  Entergy Press Release The Guardian: “VT Shutters … Continue reading

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Legacy of Lies

Every day we read misstatements in newspapers and blogs that make the poor nuclear industry and Entergy look like the victims in the decision to close Vermont Yankee. “The state sued Entergy” (fact: Entergy sued Vermont). “Vermont Yankee provides 1/3 … Continue reading

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“You Done Good”

An Oped by former VT Governor Tom Salmon has been widely published in recent days. Leslie Sullivan Sachs of Safe & Green quickly scribbled a response when she heard the local weekly paper was also publishing it. We have posted … Continue reading

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State Comments on PSDAR Posted

The extensive comments by Vermont’s state agencies on Entergy Post Shut Down Activities Report (PSDAR) have been posted on the state NDCAP website and on Entergy’s decomm website The state comments will also be presented at the NDCAP meeting tonight … Continue reading

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Tis the Season!

Tis the Season to be Jolly …. Celebrating the Shut Down! VYDA is hosting a “Countdown to the Shutdown” Pot Luck Celebration on Saturday, December 27th at 6pm in Barre, VT. CAN & Safe and Green are throwing a Nuclear … Continue reading

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Closing Spin

As Yankee counts the days until closing, the press is taking notice. “Gone Fission?” is the cover story in 7Days, Burlington’s free weekly. Our own Leslie Sullivan Sachs and Gary Sachs were profiled, as were four workers and others from … Continue reading

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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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