The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant cont...

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant continues to run well

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Montpelier, VT

#1 Aug 13, 2013
The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant continues to run well.

Montpelier, VT

#2 Aug 13, 2013
Some years ago the Vermont legislature created the Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel (VSNAP). It is chaired by the commissioner of the Department of Public Service, with members from state agencies, the legislature, and the public. The panel meets periodically on an apparently random schedule. I’ve never heard or read of it making any recommendations to the legislature. Instead, it seems to serve as a vehicle for members of the public to vent against Vermont Yankee. The panel met on July 17 and heard an hour-long, fact-filled presentation from Entergy engineer Bernard Buteau. The lessons learned from the Fukushima accident and the actions the plant has taken and will take were presented, followed by a grilling of questions by the panel members.

In the recently completed legislative session, a bill was passed to expand the number of people the Red Cross would shelter for an extended period of time due to an evacuation caused by Vermont Yankee. The cost, of course, gets passed to the plant.

The plant itself is operating at full capacity and is legally in a holding pattern. Entergy sued the state over the legislature’s preventing the Public Service Board from releasing its findings on a new Certificate of Public Good for the plant. This was a de facto shutdown move, and the plant won in federal district court. This decision was appealed to the circuit court of appeals, and heard in January. A decision is awaited. Meanwhile, the Public Service Board started all over on the Certificate of Public Good, and has concluded the hearings. Final briefs are due soon and the board’s schedule calls for completion of its work this fall.

Montpelier, VT

#3 Aug 13, 2013
What will the Public Service Board do when they have reached a decision on the Certificate of Public Good—but before the federal court decision is final? An existing act of the legislature blocks them from releasing the board’s findings. That act is in the courts. When the courts finish—what happens? If the act is struck down, then the Certificate of Public Good findings would be released. If the decision were to not issue a Certificate of Public Good, thus calling for a shut down, it is my opinion that Entergy would sue in state court, at least.

Montpelier, VT

#4 Aug 13, 2013
Howard Shaffer
Fukushima - Uncontainable

United States

#5 Aug 13, 2013
Cool wrote:
The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant continues to ruin wells.
-only the ones on site, on VY property
The water at the school across the street supposedly tests negative for the tritium and strontium 90 etc. that have leaked from VY.
Don't ask why the f-ing hell officials would allow a public school right across the street from a potential DirtyBomb
Nuclear toxin expert Dr. Helen Caldicott said that was unconscionable for them to allow such a thing
I Know More Than You

Farmington, NH

#6 Aug 13, 2013
Scarecrow wrote:
Shrill ignorant harpy Dr. Helen Caldicott lies
She's about as much of an expert as you are Scarecrow.
GetEwerFree Hot Particles

United States

#7 Aug 13, 2013
We won't be able to go back to 'Kansas' or anywhere on the planet when it's totally phuccked-up with radiation and everone is dying of cancer thanks to nukescum liars like ewe who promised us all "No more Chernobyls, especially not with the reliable & safe GE mark I reactors like VY's and Fukushima's"
What should we think about a brain that thinks there's nothing scary about the fact that they can't stop the China Syndrome going on in Fukushima right now and the fact that they'll have to keep pouring water on it for many years to come and that all that highly radioactive water has admittedly been seeping right into the Pacific at up to 100,000+ gallons a Day?

So TEPCO & the Japanese officials who now admit to the major water leakage and say it's a dire f-ing EMERGENCY are also scarecrows and non-experts?
WTFU douchetard

Good Riddance Nukescum

Port Huron, MI

#8 Aug 27, 2013
it BETTER run well between now and next year's SHUT DOWN
Cuz if it melts down now I'm going to be veeery pissed, and will be looking for nukescum to strangle

Hey Larry Smith- Go Get a REAL Job!!
Or just go away

The Vermont Public Service Board still needs to do their job of denying VY a Certificate of Public Good- It's a matter of State's Rights and the precedent needs to be set in stone that a State and it's people CAN have final say as to whether or not they want a DirtyBomb operating in their midst

State defends authority over Vermont Yankee
June 4, 2013


'It's Radioactive Everywhere Now - No Escaping It'- Vid

Alaska Paper - Is Radiation Tainting Our Salmon?(ppfffftt!- Is water wet?)
Community Disorganizer

Newtown, CT

#9 Aug 27, 2013
Vermont Yankee should be changed to a nuclear cask storage facility for all of New England.

Randolph, VT

#10 Aug 27, 2013
Does anyone care about the even deeper poverty that's going to hit?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#11 Aug 27, 2013
Entergy created it by not planning for the future...

Since: Aug 13

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#12 Aug 30, 2013
Alannah wrote:
Does anyone care about the even deeper poverty that's going to hit?
No one cares. At least, not the ones that should.
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Entergy created it by not planning for the future...
How on earth is this Entergy's fault? Because of the extortion fees the state of VT and Shumlin have levied upon it? Or all of the charitable work and donations the company has provided for the surrounding towns in 3 different states?

Your ignorance amazes me Mike.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#13 Aug 30, 2013
Yea, and Pilgrim did work on some cables last outage, they botched it causing this recent Pilgrim tripped. I heard Entergy has one of the worst rework records in the industry...meaning maintenance is botched on a widespread scale...these guys waste money like drunken sailers on upkeep and maintenance cost throughout their whole fleet...

One thing is for certain with this intensification of nuclear industry secrecy in the last 30 years...we have absolutely no idea why they failed.

As I have extensively talked about, most parts and component manufacturers with the 1970s vintage nuclear plant gear have gone out of businesses. These guys had to go into this one off re-engineering and one off manufacturing...this is crazily expensive and timely. Sticking in new gear reengineered around an obsolete base technological foundation...again mind boggling expensive.

There is no doubt the NEISO is corrupt and brain dead...we are going to pay a horrendous price for that.

The carrying Republican ideology was all about me profits first... they never could transition into new gear and cheaper upkeep. These guys were doomed in the beginning because all these plants are effective one off creations...extraordinarily expensive.

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