Shumlin tours VY, visits Putney

Shumlin tours VY, visits Putney

There are 21 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Dec 18, 2010, titled Shumlin tours VY, visits Putney. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Gov.-elect Peter Shumlin toured the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant Friday afternoon, pressing officials to resume pumping contaminated water from the facility.

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“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#1 Dec 18, 2010
Unfortunate that Entergy must be told to do this, then stating they will start pumping by 'end of month'. Simply more of the customary a$s-dragging they're so famous for. Why the wait.

Shumlin not the only one calling for this. Irwin, VDH/DOH radiological expert as well as agency finds current status alarming & also believes pumping should never have stopped.

Fairewinds, consulting firm providing reliability oversight to JFO has stated it should not have stopped 7 must be resumed to prevent further contamination while once again, Entergy fiddles as VY management piddles & contamination continues to spread, now into bedrock.

More evidence of the lack of corporate change & further validates VT decision to close VY on schedule if not sooner.
mac gordon

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Dec 18, 2010
It's a pity that the photographer who took the picture of Gov. Elect Shumlin outside the 'new' Putney General Store, construction site, didn't look a few yards away. There is a handwritten sign, giving the opening hours of the Food Shelf in Putney.
If just a small percentage of the nearly a million dollars raised for the General Store were used to address the needs of many 'hurting' Putney residents, just think what might be achieved.
Instead money is blindly used to recreate a 'historic' building.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#3 Dec 18, 2010
Entergy agrees to continue pumping tritiated water

By Editor on December 18, 2010

Editor’s note: This story is by Olga Pierce, a reporter for The Weekly Commons, which covers Windham County. Anne Galloway contributed to this report.

Entergy Corp. has agreed to resume pumping tritiated groundwater from the soils within the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant compound by the end of December. The Louisiana-based corporation has also said it will step up its environmental monitoring efforts.
http://vtdigger.org/2010/12/18/entergy-agrees...
flat lander

United States

#4 Dec 18, 2010
"oh I have seen the hazard first hand and feel the vibes from those bad bearings just like Jack & Fondle"
Big Nose

Schwenksville, PA

#5 Dec 18, 2010
Shumlin is a@@.
Merry Crispness

Brattleboro, VT

#6 Dec 18, 2010
mac gordon wrote:
It's a pity that the photographer who took the picture of Gov. Elect Shumlin outside the 'new' Putney General Store, construction site, didn't look a few yards away. There is a handwritten sign, giving the opening hours of the Food Shelf in Putney.
If just a small percentage of the nearly a million dollars raised for the General Store were used to address the needs of many 'hurting' Putney residents, just think what might be achieved.
Instead money is blindly used to recreate a 'historic' building.
If no money were spent to build anything until all the poor people were fed, we'd be living outdoors. You can't stop building a civilization until poverty is eradicated. That will be never.
mac gordon

Brattleboro, VT

#7 Dec 18, 2010
Merry Crispness wrote:
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If no money were spent to build anything until all the poor people were fed, we'd be living outdoors. You can't stop building a civilization until poverty is eradicated. That will be never.
Actually, you missed the point, Merry Crispness. We're not talking about 'poor people', as if they were some alien species. These are people who've lost their jobs, and, or their homes, because of cavalier actions by people looking to turn a quick profit. You could easily become one of them.
And, I hardly think constructing a faux historic replica, constitutes 'building a civilization'.
My point is that in these desperately difficult economic times, a million dollars could be better spent.
taxman

Dover, NH

#8 Dec 18, 2010
mac gordon wrote:
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Actually, you missed the point, Merry Crispness. We're not talking about 'poor people', as if they were some alien species. These are people who've lost their jobs, and, or their homes, because of cavalier actions by people looking to turn a quick profit. You could easily become one of them.
And, I hardly think constructing a faux historic replica, constitutes 'building a civilization'.
My point is that in these desperately difficult economic times, a million dollars could be better spent.
The democrats don't want to eliminate poverty. Poverty to them is a political talking point. If there was no poverty they would have nothing to talk about. Similar to welfare. They oppose programs which over time would eliminate welfare since that is a significant number of their votes. Same for how they want to keep minorities oppressed. Instead of promoting self reliance and personal responsibility they want to "help" the poor and minorities with handouts.
Nancy Stardust

South Burlington, VT

#9 Dec 18, 2010
Why did all these poor people elect such a rich governor? What does he understand about poverty except in the context of being a low income housing landlord?
tax paying vermonter

Attleboro, MA

#10 Dec 18, 2010
He should take a careful look at Vermont legal Aid and slash its budget by at least 50%- what a waste of resources!
Paying Respect

Walpole, NH

#11 Dec 18, 2010
Shumlin is just paying his last respects before he shuts it down. Finally a leader who has the guts to stand up to the evil empire!
Bette

Sharon, VT

#12 Dec 18, 2010
Nancy Stardust wrote:
Why did all these poor people elect such a rich governor? What does he understand about poverty except in the context of being a low income housing landlord?
FDR was rich, too. I hope that Peter Shumlin doesn't get Polio.
mac gordon

Brattleboro, VT

#13 Dec 19, 2010
taxman wrote:
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The democrats don't want to eliminate poverty. Poverty to them is a political talking point. If there was no poverty they would have nothing to talk about. Similar to welfare. They oppose programs which over time would eliminate welfare since that is a significant number of their votes. Same for how they want to keep minorities oppressed. Instead of promoting self reliance and personal responsibility they want to "help" the poor and minorities with handouts.
I absolutely agree that 'self reliance and personal responsibility' should be promoted. How about eliminating 'corporate welfare'? I'm willing to bet you're paying more in tax than the average US megacorporation, or perhaps you weren't aware that most large US corps. pay 0 tax?
And, it seems odd that you talk about programs that would eliminate welfare at a time of continuing recession. You may be fortunate in being employed, and employed full time with benefits. To people who are unemployed, continuing 'unemployment benefits' are a life line! But, I suppose by your way of thinking, these are just 'handouts'.
prolly not

Selkirk, NY

#14 Dec 19, 2010
Paying Respect wrote:
Shumlin is just paying his last respects before he shuts it down. Finally a leader who has the guts to stand up to the evil empire!
I have a feeling shumlin is doing some behind the scenes deals with vy. "If you continue pumping and say that I told you to do it, it'll make me look in charge and then we can start talks of relicensing," just another spin....maybe. I think shumlin would rather just allow relicense than to get beaten in the courts by the "evil empire".
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#15 Dec 19, 2010
taxman wrote:
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The democrats don't want to eliminate poverty. Poverty to them is a political talking point. If there was no poverty they would have nothing to talk about. Similar to welfare. They oppose programs which over time would eliminate welfare since that is a significant number of their votes. Same for how they want to keep minorities oppressed. Instead of promoting self reliance and personal responsibility they want to "help" the poor and minorities with handouts.
Eliminate poverty and you lose control of the masses. People getting government "hand outs" instead of a "hand up" are much easier to control. I am not saying that there are those that need help-there certainly are but when one in six families (article in Rutland Herald last summer) in Vemront are on some type social progarm something is very wrong.
TNB

Memphis, TN

#16 Dec 19, 2010
So Govenor Shumlin will have to deal with a huge deficit that is largly the fault of the two most recent legislatures in Vermont history.Oh that's right he was the Senate leader of these legislatures! Sweet irony!
Nancy Stardust

Peterborough, NH

#17 Dec 19, 2010
Bette wrote:
<quoted text>FDR was rich, too. I hope that Peter Shumlin doesn't get Polio.
More likely an STD.
NH Lover

Gardiner, ME

#18 Dec 19, 2010
Shumlin, ever the chameleon, said what he did to get elected. Now that Vermont is bleeding red ink, tossing out 600 well paying jobs (that feed the Vermont tax bucket, even from out of state workers) will be a little harder to do. If the Vermont state reps paid as much attention to their jobs as they do to VY, the state might not be in such a mess.

I noticed that the Putney General Store is being built with wood. Don't they know how dangerous that is, why it could burn down (again). I can't believe people live in wood houses when they have proven time and time again to be killers. Oh well, I'ld rather be scared of something that doesn't kill people!
BNBS

Brattleboro, VT

#19 Dec 19, 2010
Shumlin isn't going to shut down vy that will ruin his political career.What are you going to b!tch and complain about when VY gets its relicensing? If VY was that dangerous than the NRC and EPA would have shut it down. Some of you really must live in your own little world. Sit at your PC and type stupid BS stuff just to make your self feel better. It's funny to read most of the BS that gets posted. If some fo you had even an ounce of common since or intelligence you might type something worth reading. It's embarrassing to read some of the crap that gets posted about VY. People who just make up BS about VY it's because they don't understand or they are just arragont.
Concerned

Bennington, VT

#20 Dec 20, 2010
BNBS wrote:
Shumlin isn't going to shut down vy that will ruin his political career.What are you going to b!tch and complain about when VY gets its relicensing? If VY was that dangerous than the NRC and EPA would have shut it down. Some of you really must live in your own little world. Sit at your PC and type stupid BS stuff just to make your self feel better. It's funny to read most of the BS that gets posted. If some fo you had even an ounce of common since or intelligence you might type something worth reading. It's embarrassing to read some of the **** that gets posted about VY. People who just make up BS about VY it's because they don't understand or they are just arragont.
I am beginning to believe that the anti BS is wining and that the legislature will allow/push the PSB to close VY. Maybe that is the wakeup call that Vermonters need.However, it will be too, too late. We will be faced with the hard cold reality of fewer jobs, less business and skyrocketing energy bills. The biggest issue is really not the closing of VY, but the serious failure by our legislature and utilities for LONG TERM ENERGY PLANNING. Why are we in this position-well follow the $$ who will profit the most by the closure of VY?

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