Sanders Expects U.S. to Stay Out of Vermont Yankee Court Fight

“While I recognize that it is the responsibility of the Department of Justice to monitor developments in all ongoing litigation, I am pleased that they have no plans to intervene and I am confident that the Department will see no reason to intervene in the future,” Sanders said.

New England Coalition urges in-depth review of Vermont Yankee

On May 19th, NEC joined the Maryland-based national organization, Beyond Nuclear, and an unknown number of regional organizations, in an enforcement petition with the NRC that would have that agency undertake a precautionary shutdown of 24 US “boiling water” nuclear reactors, including in New England, Entergy Pilgrim and Entergy Vermont Yankee, until basic design flaws that became evident at Fukushima are fixed and the remedies independently verified as technically sound and workable.

NRC waives enforcement of fire rules at nuclear plants

The dry cask storage units outside of the Vermont Yankee plant. Photo by Laura Frohn, News21.org

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is routinely waiving fire rule violations at nearly half the nation’s 104 commercial reactors, even though fire presents one of the chief hazards at nuclear plants.

Countdown to Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2011 CONTACT: Nancy Braus (802) 380-3362 [email protected] Bob Bady (802) 258-7750 [email protected] Randy Kehler (413) 624-8858 [email protected] A public event entitled “COUNTDOWN TO CLOSURE and a Green, Nuclear-Free Future” will take place on Monday evening, March 21, at 7:00 pm, at the Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. in downtown […]

Evslin: Nuclear plants shouldn’t be subsidized either

Should new nuclear plants be built? The decision should be a scientific and economic and not a political one. New nuclear plants should NOT be subsidized any more than wind turbines and solar panels should be.

Colomb: Vermont Yankee sets the record straight

As the debate over the future of Vermont Yankee continues, it is important that all stakeholders have accurate information concerning the plant’s operations. Vermont Yankee is a top industry performer as measured by a variety of reliability indicators. These operational achievements follow Entergy’s investment since 2002 of more than $400 million to maintain and improve the reliability of the plant.

Leas: Entergy sale of Yankee will meet resistance

Entergy’s attempt to sell raises a troubling question: If a company as strong and committed to nuclear power as Entergy Corporation–the second largest owner of nuclear plants in the US–could not manage to keep this plant from leaking and retain the confidence of Vermonters, or if Entergy’s own confidence in the plant has declined, would Vermonters be wise to let anyone else operate this plant beyond 2012?

Bradford: Nuclear power’s search for the taxpayer’s wallet

The nuclear industry has spent more than $700 million lobbying and contributing to politicians in the last ten years, so the groundwork for rebranding has been established.

Coal ash: The glowing national security threat

2008 coal ash spill in Tennessee

Burning coal concentrates naturally occurring radioactive materials including uranium and thorium. When filtered out by smokestack control equipment, the toxins do not magically disappear.

Greenpeace airship flies over Vermont Yankee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2010 CONTACT: Joe Smyth Greenpeace airship flies over risky Entergy nuclear reactor: ‘Shut Down Vermont Yankee’ Photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenpeaceusa09/sets/72157625349667724/ Vernon, VT – Greenpeace today flew an airship with a banner reading “Shut Down Vermont Yankee” over the risky and dangerous nuclear reactor to send a message to Entergy, the plant’s […]

Greenpeace, Dr. Helen Caldicott to highlight health impacts of Vermont Yankee on Monday, March 29

Community members, Dr. Helen Caldicott, and Greenpeace to call for the closure of Vermont Yankee. WHO: Dr. Helen Caldicott, co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility Susan Ritz, VNRC board member and Montpelier resident Jarred Cobb, Greenpeace organizer WHAT: Greenpeace, Dr. Helen Caldicott and Susan Ritz will hold a press conference at the Main Street Landing […]

Clean energy at what cost? Algonquin leader questions nuclear industry’s uranium mining practices

Elliott Lake

“I’m deeply offended when people say that nuclear energy is clean and safe. If you have a look at my territory, there is nothing clean about it.”

Warshow: Rationales for Yankee’s continued operation based on incongruous logic

But for the fact that Yankee is here today, there is essentially no support for a nuclear power plant in Vermont.

Leas: Entergy’s spinoff scheme is a warning to Vermonters

Entergy is the company that saved hundreds of millions of dollars by letting its New Orleans subsidiary go bankrupt after Katrina.

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