Shut It Down Affinity Group Blocks Traffic, Entrance at Vernon's Vermont Yankee

Aug 7, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Common Dreams

VERNON, Vermont - August 7 - "Vermont Yankee is more deadly than Hiroshima," proclaims the banner eight women of the Shut It Down Affinity Group employed to block forty carsful of Entergy Vermont Yankee workers from reporting to their Shut It Downers acted on the 68th anniversary of the United States' destruction of Hiroshima, Japan with the ... (more)

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Agnes

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The Grannies are at it again! Why don't they go pick on some coal plant somewhere? Coal burning has produced loads of cancer and other horrible diseases, while VY sits there just fine.
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Aside: I have always categorized opposition to nuclear energy from people who are concerned about humanity’s impact on the environment as “illogical.” The foundation for my unshakeable belief that nuclear fission energy systems are environmentally beneficial is my up-close and personal experience with operating a nuclear reactor inside a sealed submarine deep underwater.

Even at high power, fission energy produces nothing that needs to be dumped from an exhaust stack, unlike all of its competitors. It is possible to design reactors to operate for decades without new fuel; that means that the supply infrastructure has a tiny environmental impact in comparison with all other controllable power systems. Logically, environmentalists should be some of the strongest supporters of nuclear energy development; it has the proven ability to reduce the negative impacts known to be associated with burning fossil fuels. End Aside.

Without a strong effort to layer as many restrictions as possible on its development, the natural technical advantages of atomic fission would have long ago made oil and gas worth far less than they are today. Robert O. Anderson was fully aware of that fact, something that can be proven with a passage from Daniel Yergin’s The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power. In 1956, President Eisenhower sent Anderson on a secret mission to pressure the king of Saudi Arabia to help western interests resolve the Suez Crisis. Eisenhower gave Anderson a lever to use as a source of political pressure; he told him to tell the king that the United States had the ability to disrupt world oil markets using nuclear energy.
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Agnes

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We who live in a nuclear power community don't have any more cancer than anyone else. But people in a coal community have extremely high rates of cancer and everyone has to live in fear. Vermont has become stupid in recent years.
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Southeastern Vermont should have the cleanest roads and highways in Vermont. Hattie Nestel and the rest of those old bags should be made to clean up garbage for the rest of the summer.

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