Category Archives: Legal

Write the PSB

VPIRG and CLF say NO CPG – shut it down now! All the parties have now weighed in on whether or not Entergy should be granted a Certificate of Public Good to operate through December 31, 2014. A brief synopsis … Continue reading

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Meetings Coming Up: VSNAP, House Comm. on VY Closure, NRC on Waste

Some important meetings are coming up. Please show you support for prompt, safe closure and decommissioning – show up! VT House Committee hearings in Vernon 10/28. Also on 10/28,  NRC hearing on nuclear waste storage, in Chelmsford, MA 6-9pm. VSNAP … Continue reading

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The NRC & Government Shut Down

UPDATE: On October 9, the NRC scaled WAYYYYYY back. No daily updates to the website, so we don’t know about any problems, accidents, or if a reactor has powered down (always a clue that something’s up).NRC inspectors will stay in … Continue reading

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Safe & Green speaking to NRC today

We were one of a dozen advocates to speak before the NRC Sept 30 in support of a petition to close all 23 Fukushima-style reactors in the US. If you tried to listen, NRC’s “Listen In” number was faulty and … Continue reading

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VT YANKEE TO CLOSE 2014!

Entergy put out a press release this morning at 8:20ish announcing that “it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle … Continue reading

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Amend the Atomic Energy Act

The day after the Federal Court of Appeals decision on a state’s role in re-licensing nuclear reactors, and what a state legislature can and cannot say (or hear) Nancy Burton proposed that the Atomic Energy Act be amended. Read her … Continue reading

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Federal Court Appeals Decision

“The nuclear power industry has just been delivered a tremendous victory against the attempt by any state to shut down federally regulated nuclear power plants,” said Kathleen Sullivan, a lawyer for Entergy, which owns Vermont Yankee.” “Three judges in the … Continue reading

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Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

Don’t retire those “Nuclear Free in 2012” lawn signs. While 2012 has come to a close, and Vermont Yankee is still producing tons of radioactive waste, the new year’s winds are in our favor. In today’s blog post titled “Vermont … Continue reading

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UPDATED: PSB Gives Entergy a Dope Slap

12.4.12 UPDATE : Today the New England Coalition asked the VT Supreme Court to order Entergy to shut down Vermont Yankee. They want Yankee to “immediately cease and desist from nuclear power generation” until the PSB decides whether or not … Continue reading

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“…fish can’t do math, but they know when they are in hot water,”

A study released yesterday by the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) shows why “Entergy’s discharges exceeded its permit standards more than 70 percent of the time.”  WCAX TV covers the story here or read about it in Brattleboro Reformer or … Continue reading

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