VY Yankee Clean Up Must Be Done Right

Sandy Levine of the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has a long history of working to protect the public and environment from Vermont Yankee before the Public Service Board. She has four suggestions you can make at the April 6 PSB Public Hearing on the sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar:

  • Timing – The timing of the clean-up should be a firm commitment. No vague promise to get the job done sooner.
  • Money – Northstar should have financial backing and insurance to cover all costs and contingencies if things do not go as planned.
  • Entergy – As the plant owner when it was operating, Entergy should not be off the hook. The site is contaminated and Entergy should remain financially responsible for clean-up.
  • Oversight – The clean-up operation should be an open book. Regulators and communities should have access to information about the clean-up during the process.

You can read a short blog post by Sandy here CLF: Speak Out-Cleaning Up VT Yankee or her longer OpEd in the Rutland Herald here.

The hearing will take place at the Vernon Elementary School (across the street from the reactor) on April 6. There will be a presentation at 6pm and comments taken beginning at 7pm. For more info, go to our event page here.

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