OUR MISSION: NEW ENGLAND COALITION ADVOCATES
New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution investigates the
#8300 Prehearing Conference Petition
In Re: Petition of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC, and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., for a certificate of public good authorizing the construction of a second independent spent fuel storage installation storage pad (to store more highly irradiated nuclear fuel waste on the banks of the Connecticut River) and related improvements, including installation of a new diesel generator with an electrical rating of approximately 200 kW, at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in the Town of Vernon, Vermont.
Public Service Board Hearing Room, Third Floor, People’s United Bank Building, 112 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont Wednesday, July 30, 2014: 11:00 am
VERMONT YANKEE, as well as Kewaunee, Crystal River and San Onofre (SONGS) are included in this NRC Commissioner’s Meeting on the Status of Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning – July 15, 2014.
Good background for anyone with in interest in decommissioning: citizens, govt., public safety, emergency management, press, etc.. Includes Emergency Planning information.
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Schedule for Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee LLC Discharge Permit
Public Notice http://www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/ww/drafts/3-1199.Entergy.PN.20140702c.pdf
Draft Notice (the draft NPDES permit) http://www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/ww/drafts/3-1199.Entergy.DP.20140702c.pdf
Fact sheet http://www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/ww/drafts/3-1199.Entergy.FS.20140702c.pdf
Public Hearing 3-1199 http://www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/ww/drafts/3-1199.Entergy.PublicHearing.20140702.pdf
E-mail Comments Now through August 27, 2014
MAY DAY, MAY DAY
Who can forget President GW Bush touting the end of combat operations in
And what of our little local conflict over the nuclear threat from Vermont
If our mission was to eliminate the threat of nuclear pollution and environmental damage from Vermont Yankee, then contrary to wishful and popular perceptions, advocacy operations are far from over.
Here is the NEC v. Vermont Yankee situation (as they say) on the ground.
On March 28th, the Vermont Public Service Board issued an Order endorsing a State-Entergy Memorandum of Understanding (and accompanying Settlement Agreement) in which Entergy commits to:
Mind you, many of the conditions in the MOU reflect issues that NEC and its intervenor
On April 7th, NEC filed a Motion to Amend the Board’s Order seeking to strengthen the order, make it more protective of the environment, more responsive to public concerns
On May 1st the Board denied our motion but its reaction was entirely predictable …
Since the Board’s Order of March 28th, Entergy has demonstrated its new, open,
And, sad to say, Entergy has state agencies, with rare exception (like ANR) are
We expect that keeping its options open is likely the primary reason that Entergy structured its payments over time, well into the shutdown period, and beyond
In any case our advice to the Public Service Board over the years has proven to
Now, we must focus on restoring safety margins through interactions with the
On the federal level, in 2012 NEC joined an ad hoc coalition of 24 federal
In 2013 and 2014 NEC has met twice with individual NRC Commissioners to
Now the Pitch for a much needed SURGE
In giving its all, NEC has worn out its volunteers, depleted its resources, and
Thank you for all that you have invested in taking Vermont’s footsteps off of the
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French documentary about one hour looks at decommissioning and the US tour starts with
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“Everything In Our Power”
NEC 42nd Annual Members & Friends Meeting video
‘Life After VY: What Next?’ Community Forum sponsored by The Commons Sept. 18, 2013 Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 0530 video and transcript
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