Rebuilding trust at Yankee

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Does Entergy really think that reassigning Vermont Yankee site vice president Jay Thayer to another position in the company is enough to restore people's trust? Even Department of Public Service Commissioner David O'Brien on Wednesday called the move "tokenism." Does Entergy really think that Vermonters are buying the remarks of its CEO, J. Wayne ...
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Mature Brat

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I think I'm going to move to Wyoming, where there's lots of wind, and carry my Do-it-yourself windmill kit with me.
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Full spin ahead!All Hail the benefactors of disaster capitalism!
tritium team says

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disaster capitalism
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050502/klein
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Jim Douglas is neck deep, wonder where the next "domestic disaster" will be?
http://vtdigger.org/2010/02/06/douglas-appoin...
George

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Feb 7, 2010
 
After the PSB hearing, two weeks back, Entergy's attorney said, "We get it," and told us the CEO was committed to "resolving indescrepancies" in the testimony. To me, this read as "We get it - we will lie more convincingly next time."

Since then, they have looked for a leak, found a fall guy, and increased employment in Vermont by hiring a bunch of lobbyists for short-term work in Montpelier.

What we need most is not to find the tritium leak. We don't need to find anything in the ground in Vernon to stop putting tritium in the ground water. We can do all we need to do in Montpelier by shutting the plant down.

Meanwhile, what Entergy needs to do is not to convince people better. What Entergy needs to do is change their corporate culture into something that respects truth, human life, and the environment. My guess is that is far beyond the abilities of anyone they have in corporate management.
Mike Mulligan

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Feb 7, 2010
 
and wrote:
Jim Douglas is neck deep, wonder where the next "domestic disaster" will be?
http://vtdigger.org/2010/02/06/douglas-appoin...
I think it was a Obama reward for finally doing the right thing over Vermont Yankee?
60 year life

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Feb 7, 2010
 
Truth is only those who were against Yankee in the 70's continue beating this drum. 59 Nuke Plants have had license extensions with an expected total of 90 gaining extensions. The Tritium leak (unfortunaltly) is nothing new to the industry. It will be located and repaired just like it has with the other plants. As the days pass, Vermonters will begin to sort out the hysteria from the truth and the media will begin to report the facts on the back pages of their papers. The trouble is that the truth and facts don't make for big headlines.

But if you are ready for some facts about Nuclear Power in the USA, click on this link. http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf41.html
New Clear Waste

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Feb 7, 2010
 
Rebuilding trust at Vermont Yankee would involve rebuilding Vermont Yankee under new ownership. The old plant is clearly past its time. Once decommissioning begins and Vermonters see how much nuclear energy really costs, they are unlikely to want to repeat the experience with another plant.
domestic disaster in Ct

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Kleen Energy Systems exploded on superbowl sunday. A Siemens green energy project that many speculated by some to be the biggest threat to the General Electric / Hitachi / Entergy new generation nuclear project, who's funding would likley have come from the Obama administrations recent billions of dollars subsidy offers.
Of Siemens competitors, GE is the most significant, especialy in the "green" power plant race.
I wonder how well "coordinated" co-chair of the Council of Governors Jim Doulglas thought it was?
Glad it wasn't Vermont Yankee.
hmmmmmmmmmmm

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Feb 7, 2010
 
So I now get it you are against all types of power generation. This wasnt a nuke plant, it was a gas plant.
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precisely, just the sort of plant that would pre-empt the need for "next generation" nuclear, shame really and it's no suprice that necn "brought to you by comcast" was the first there.
Serene

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Feb 7, 2010
 
Didn't Bennington do a Hydro plant recently? What could be wrong with Hydro?
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Is not a money maker and you cannot produce nuclear bomb materials in a hydro plant.
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Feb 8, 2010
 
Dont you get it, Entergy dont care about regaining trust. They get what they want anyways without trust.
Muhammad Entergy

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Rope-a-dope!
Mike Mulligan

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Feb 8, 2010
 
I love that term!
Muhammad Entergy

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It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
Hoopla

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Feb 9, 2010
 
Serene wrote:
Didn't Bennington do a Hydro plant recently? What could be wrong with Hydro?
Vermont is in the business of removing and selling dams not building them.
Mike Mulligan

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Feb 9, 2010
 
Muhammad Entergy wrote:
Rope-a-dope!
Remember when Cassius Clay was getting old, hed hang around on the boxing ropes. Hed tire out his opponent by continuously circling the ropes while letting his opponent beat the heck out of him. He mostly protected himself with his arms and hand. We first though we was getting gipped...because he was running away from his opponent. A cowardly negro...running away from the Vietnam war and his opponent. After his opponent got tired, Cassius Clay was rested from walking backwards around the ring...all of a sudden, bam, bam. Hed knock them out with a punch or two.

Sly old fox?
Muhammad Entergy

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"I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round."

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