“Everything In Our Power” video
EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER 45 min. DVD. The film tells about development of an anti-nuclear nongovernmental organization struggling for closure of one nuclear power plant in Maine (USA). The Maine Yankee power plant was the first one decommissioned according to the “green lawn” principle. The characters of the film recall their fight for closure of the NPP which was difficult and joyfuland the road they had chosen once made them steeled in battle. Raymond Shadis, leader of NGO Friends of the Coast, with the support of his- wife Patricia and a small group of friends through the unbelievable efforts and at the expense of hardship had managed to get together a group of activists who over the time of many years did their best to initiate decommissioning of the Maine Yankee plant. This was the first experience of the large-scale decommissioning in the USA. Not only the nuclear specialists but also the local government and the society were facing the problem newly for the first time since it had never been done before in the United States. They succeeded in making the whole process safe with involvement and cooperation of all the stakeholders. The film is produced by NGO Greenworld in the framework of the international project DECOMMISSION (decomatom..org) with financial support of Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature, Friends of the Earth Norway (Norges Naturvernforbund, Oslo), and Center for Safe Energy (Berkeley, California) and with organizational support of NGO Friends of the Coast (Maine, USA). Production: NGO Greenworld tel/fax: +7(81369)72991 Leningrad oblast Sosnovy Bar bodrov at greenworld.org.ru http://greenworld.org.ru http://decomatom. org The DVD is available for loan from the NEC library.
VERMONT YANKEE, as well as Kewaunee, Crystal River and San Onofre (SONGS) are included in this NRC Commissioner’s Meeting video 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.
French documentary about one hour looks at decommissioning and the US tour starts with none other than Ray Shadis, the Decommissioning Guru of the Maine Yankee decommissioning which has set the standard for quality decommissioning practices.