2/3 were from Massachusetts at VY meeting
Posted in the Brattleboro Forum
#1 Nov 8, 2012
2/3 or so of those attending the PSB meeting on the continued operation of Vermont Yankee Certificate of Public Good Hearing were from Massachusetts last night. Approximately one hundred Vermont Yankee employees were in attendance. The meeting's focus was on the ECONOMIC public good to Vermont for continued operation. The Massachusetts attendees instead focused on their fear that it wasn't fair that so many Vermont Yankee EMPLOYEES were at the meeting. Those anti nuclear protesters speaking per their customary mode of operation ignored the ECONOMICS and instead followed their same old same old scripts.
#2 Nov 8, 2012
Bat sh!t crazy people there..seriously if those people who moved to the area knowing that there was a nuclear power plant was here...WHY???? If you believe it's that dangerous then you would move. It was amazing that the PSB board members laid the ground rules for two minutes per person, to speak you would think the anti nukes would be able to bring up something worth to say but it was the same old story blahblahblahblah.
#3 Nov 8, 2012
Thursday November 8, 2012
VERNON -- Supporters of the continued operation of Vermont Yankee outnumbered opponents by a margin of three-to-one at Wednesday night's Public Service Board hearing in Vernon.
While many of the supporters work at the nuclear power plant, some of them came from as far away as the Northeast Kingdom and Chittenden County, and most of them declared their support by wearing a large green sticker on their chests that read "Support Vermont Yankee, provides $100 million annually to the regional economy."
The Vermont PSB was in Vernon to take public comments on why it should or should not allow the power plant's continued operation. Though the Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently granted a renewed 20-year operating license to the plant, Yankee also needs a certificate of public good from the state. The plant is owned and operated by Entergy.
Prior to the meeting, 80 of the more than 250 people in the Vernon Elementary School gymnasium had signed
#4 Nov 8, 2012
"Vermont Yankee is a responsible economic engine that provides immediate benefits to the community, the state and the region," Steckler said.
#5 Nov 8, 2012
"Those anti nuclear protesters speaking per their customary mode of operation ignored the ECONOMICS and instead followed their same old same old scripts."
uhmm, for the ummpteenth thousandth time now, LOOK into what the PSB's job is, it's called the Public Service Board
NOT the ESB - Economic Services Board
NOT the JSB - Job Security Board
It's ewe F*ing nuketards who have pestered and wasted the PSB's time by 'following ewe'r same old script' of bringing up the jobs/local economy benefits of the Entergy Mark I Dirty Bomb being allowed to run after its 40 year planned SHUT DOWN date
Ewe F*ers and the NRC have not allowed We The People to bring up Safety in our own legislature etc., therefore ewe should NOT be allowed to bring up Economics especially since that's NOT in the jurisdictional purview of the PSB!
'Fukushima Cleanup, Compensation May Hit $125 Billion'
Nuclear Power Daily
(yet the Pacific ocean by Japan cannot be cleaned of its contamination)
#6 Nov 8, 2012
Obama supports Vermont Yankee, and he does give a damn what the anti-nukes think, say, or do. The plant will continue to produce clean reliable nergy for at least 4 more years.
#7 Nov 8, 2012
"he does give a damn what the anti-nukes think, say, or do."
-he will if/WHEN we have a Fuktupshita meltdown(s) scenario here
and in case ewe'r acute head-up-ass syndrome still has ewe beLIEving the old BS, No it wasn't the tsunami that caused the problems leading to those three Mark I reactors melting down, it was the quake as finally admitted combined with the human error of building them there on known Fault Lines (as some nukes here are too)
Tragic, Ongoing Effects Of The Fukushima Catastrophe
Tokyo Bay cesium even higher than levels reported off Fukushima
Nearly Entire Sea Floor Off Japan Radioactive By 2014
New Jersey's Oyster Creek Fuel Pool Cooling & Normal Shutdown Were Lost
#8 Nov 8, 2012
Save your speeches for the NRC, is their job to monitor safety at Nuclear Power Plant.
The Public Service Board however;
is a three member, quasi-judicial board that supervises the rates, quality of service, and overall financial management of Vermont's public utilities: electric, gas, telecommunications and private water companies. The board also supervises cable television companies, although federal law preempts most authority to regulate cable rates or programming. The board also reviews the environmental and economic impacts of proposals to purchase energy supply or build new energy facilities; monitors the safety of hydroelectric dams; evaluates the financial aspects of nuclear plant decommissioning and radioactive waste storage; reviews rates paid to independent power producers; and oversees the statewide Energy Efficiency Utility.
#9 Nov 8, 2012
With respect to VY:
NRC - safety
PSB - economics
#10 Nov 8, 2012
From the Reformer:
"...Wood insisted there are far better jobs in promoting energy efficiency and the "so-called" economic benefits of Yankee don't outweigh costs to the state, including how the plant's presence affects the state's "branding" and the costs of cleaning up following a potential accident...."
Mr. Wood, what and where are these jobs?
Frome the Reformer:
"Philip Steckler, a commercial property broker in Brattleboro, reminded the board of the many economic benefits Yankee's operation contributes to Windham County and the state, including income and property taxes and the purchase of materials and services from local businesses. "
"...Other opponents spoke about the plant's negative impact on property values, the fact that it is "old and aging," its effect on the Connecticut River and the cost of recovering from a nuclear accident...."
What is the impact on property values when hundreds of homes go up 'FOR SALE' if the plant shuts down?
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#13 Nov 9, 2012
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#14 Nov 9, 2012
We need all of the jobs that we can muster without losing the ones we already have.
#15 Nov 9, 2012
The U-Mass in Amherst is where you can take a course in Protesting 101 and with the other course Massahole 101 you are now capable of telling every one else in how of life
#16 Nov 9, 2012
now could ewe please explain the jurisdictional purview of the PSB and how the local economics and jobs etc. has anything to do with it?
#17 Nov 9, 2012
The name that you have chosen to represent yourself with would indicate that you are ill-informed of the duties of the PSB with regards to Nuclear Power in this state.
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#19 Nov 9, 2012
"Save your speeches for the NRC, is their job to monitor safety at Nuclear Power Plant."
-who said anything about safety being the PSB's purview? Stop twisting & changing the subject
read ewe'r own friggin post #8 dipsh't, which is what you quoted from the PSb's site as ewe just linked to
read it and point to where it says the PSB's job is to look out for the employment & economic impacts to the State regarding the Certificate Of Public Good qualifications for any Vermont energy plant
#20 Nov 9, 2012
Then why are you arguing a point that we agree on? The anti nuclear groups presented what they thought to be ôsafety" issues at the PSB hearing and it was inappropriate for that forum. The results of the state commissioned audit on reliability would have been applicable at this meeting for example.
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