Remember our daily “Countdown to Closure” vigils at the gates of Vermont Yankee back in 2011 & 2012? We were marking the days until March 21, 2012, the day Vermont’s stamp of approval for nuclear operations expired. Now watch our NEW 2014 Countdown to Closure clock on this page, counting the number of days until December 29, 2014, the date Entergy has set to pull the plug on the reactor.
Today, with 98 days til shut down, Yankee is producing at 98%. Today marks 98 days until Yankee stops producing electricity and nuclear waste and stops heating up the Connecticut River. Coincidentally, last week Yankee starting powering down a bit at a time as it rations its fuel, coasting down to December 29.