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.

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 […]

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?

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 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 […]