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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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World Network for Saving Children from Radiation

Keiko Kokubun, a Vermont volunteer with the World Network for Saving Children from Radiation, has written an article about Chikako Nishiyama and her tour of the northeast. Chikako is currently in Montreal and will return to central Vermont soon.  You … Continue reading

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Fukushima Refugee: Stories from the Evacuation Zone

Chikako Nishiyama, a nuclear refugee from Kawauchi, Japan, was on a speaking tour of the Northeast US with the assistance of Chiho Kaneko. Her trip was inspired by our Voices of Fukushima actions to honor those evacuated and still homeless … Continue reading

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NRC 4.30.13

The NRC is coming to town on April 30th, for their dog and pony show, or “Annual Assessment”

You can go and ask why VT Yankee got ALL GREEN LIGHTS for their Annual Safety Assessment for the calendar year 2012. 5:30 Open House, 7:00 Q&A. At the Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road, Brattleboro (just off Exit 1, I91), in the Multi Purpose Room at the far end of the school. Continue reading

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VT’s Evacuation Plan

The letter below, by the Safe and Green Campaign, was co-signed by 80 citizens who live in the shadow of Vermont Yankee. You can read the full letter here on our Action page. Vermont Emergency Management has a website for the Vermont’s Radiological Emergency Response plan here.

Dear Governor Shumlin,

Thank you for your efforts to protect Vermonters from the hazards created by the operation of Vermont Yankee and the unscrupulous business practices of Entergy Corporation.

In 2010, we delivered into your hands a petition signed by 1,656 residents living within 20 miles of Vermont Yankee. Our petition said, in part, “We are tired of being asked to believe that evacuation plans will actually work. We ask that you imagine hearing the evacuation sirens go off and knowing that you will be separated from your children, that roads will be clogged, that there will be panic. “

It has been brought to our attention that, as Governor, you are required to sign a letter approving the state evacuation plan for Vermont Yankee by January 31st. We write to ask you not to sign off on the current Radiological Emergency Response Plan. Continue reading

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