Vermont Yankee (Year in Review 2010)

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In a year dominated by news-related events at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, none inflamed the debate about its potential closing quite like the discovery of a tritium leak on Jan.

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Lame, I give you a link that goes to the page, "What's New at DPS" and you chime in that it is dated.
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Supplemental Report of the Public Oversight Panel
Regarding the
Comprehensive Reliability Assessment of the
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
July 20, 2010
http://publicservice.vermont.gov/nuclear/Supp...

If the events of the last few years are any guide, Entergy has a tendency to focus expenditure on
safety systems and systems of obvious reliability importance while withholding resources from
systems that it deems of secondary reliability importance. While these policies have not yet
carried a significant reliability penalty at Vermont Yankee, they have undermined the plant’s
standing in Vermont in ways that will impact hiring of new personnel, relations with state
government and possibly even affect the life of the plant....A definitive chronology of the causes of the several
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incorrect statements made to various agencies of the State of Vermont will have to await
completion of the Attorney General’s investigations.
...On the information presently available to us, we conclude that the first category (leading to NSA
and Public Oversight Panel conclusions to the effect that no underground piping carrying
radionuclides existed at Vermont Yankee) does not appear to have resulted from any deliberate
effort to mislead on Entergy’s part. Several factors contributed to the inaccurate statements in
both reports, statements that are reflected in internal Panel documents as early as September
2008 and NSA documents a month earlier. These factors include:....The second category of events, those encompassing Entergy’s review of the Comprehensive
Reliability Assessment (CRA) as well as the Company’s response to data requests based on the
CRA are more problematic, since the forums involved were no longer discussions among
technical professionals but included statements intended for various public forums speaking
something closer to ordinary English...Entergy may not have had an affirmative duty to correct the misstatement as it appeared in the
Comprehensive Reliability Assessment (CRA) or in the Report of this Panel, but the company’s
allowing the incorrect statement to migrate into its own data responses and testimony is beyond
our understanding at this time...the Panel’s earlier concern
that there is a lack of a questioning attitude within ENVY’s organization and corporate structure...yada, yada, yada
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7. PUBLIC OVERSIGHT PANEL CONCLUSIONS
The Panel’s March 2009 conclusion as to overall reliability of Vermont Yankee read in part,
Acceptable reliability of VY for operation beyond 2012 is possible if the
recommendations of this report and the NSA Report are taken. Specifically, there
must be a credible and public verification put in place to assure the
recommendations are implemented satisfactorily and in a timely manner. This
verification should be accomplished through strengthened government institutions
that should be characterized by high professional competence commensurate with
the tasks at hand, domination neither by specific proponents nor by specific
opponents of nuclear power, resources adequate to effective performance at
ENVY’s expense, periodic effective reports of verification, with reports available
to the public, and the ability for public interaction and recourse through
structured, credible and established institutions.(Oversight Panel Report for
the Vermont Yankee Reliability Assessment, March 2009, p. v)
The events covered in this supplement do not cause us to change this fundamental conclusion,
but they do introduce new notes of caution in the areas on which this supplement focuses.
The communication from ENVY to state officials simply must be on a clearer and more
forthcoming basis than was evidenced with regard to the underground piping issue in much of
2009. The ink had hardly dried on the principles of credible and competent verification and
public interaction that we endorsed in March 2009 before they were apparently significantly
undermined by Entergy’s handling of the underground piping question.
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No report written today can state conclusively that Vermont Yankee will or will not be operated
reliably for an additional 20 years. As noted earlier, the Panel acknowledges that Vermont
Yankee recently completed 531 days of uninterrupted operation, which in itself is a significant
achievement.
However the Panel also recognizes several key management concerns that have not been
rectified or addressed. Moreover, it appears that some of these broad concerns may in fact be as
persistent in 2010 as in 2009. Entergy cannot operate VY reliably for an additional 20 years
unless it successfully reestablishes a corporate culture where its individual employees and the
organization as a whole have a questioning attitude, and where adequate resources are
consistently spent on non-safety systems.
http://publicservice.vermont.gov/nuclear/Supp...

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This Vermonter wrote:
Lame, I give you a link that goes to the page, "What's New at DPS" and you chime in that it is dated.
You lie like a rug.*ALL* of that information you supplied is not current, has since been invalidated & has been corrected.

You are aware of this but as VTEP rep to Topix community, your sole purpose is to misinform & decieve.

All the information changed when Entergy was caught lying. The hearings you referenced were the hearings that took place when entergy was supplying false information to the panels & investigators, before it was found Entergy had lied.

The meetings & panel you referenced were reconvened with the exact opposite results.

The entire time you have been commenting on Topix w/all of your many handles, changed each time you are caught w/pants around ankles, such as your most recent embarassment, claiming 'our young men & women fighting & dying in Iraq & Afghanistan for oil', when Iraq not even in top 10 oil importers. We get *none* from Afghanistan.
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northstardust wrote:
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You lie like a rug.*ALL* of that information you supplied is not current, has since been invalidated & has been corrected.
You are aware of this but as VTEP rep to Topix community, your sole purpose is to misinform & decieve.
All the information changed when Entergy was caught lying. The hearings you referenced were the hearings that took place when entergy was supplying false information to the panels & investigators, before it was found Entergy had lied.
The meetings & panel you referenced were reconvened with the exact opposite results.
The entire time you have been commenting on Topix w/all of your many handles, changed each time you are caught w/pants around ankles, such as your most recent embarassment, claiming 'our young men & women fighting & dying in Iraq & Afghanistan for oil', when Iraq not even in top 10 oil importers. We get *none* from Afghanistan.
Prove it, I see no documentation and yet I have offered up several.
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"...each time you are caught w/pants around ankles..."

Strange

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NRC knew about underground pipes at VY
By BOB AUDETTE / Reformer Staff
http://www.reformer.com/vermontyankee/ci_1495...
NRC tritium report finds no violations
By BOB AUDETTE / Reformer Staff
http://www.reformer.com/vermontyankee/ci_1513...
NRC: Tritium leak no danger to public health
By BOB AUDETTE / Reformer Staff
http://www.reformer.com/vermontyankee/ci_1490...
Once again, caught w/pants around ankles lying to Topix community. More of your complete lies. Though you neatly posted a bunch of story titles & supposed 'authors' to the stories, those were not cut & pastes, you made them up & wrote the details yourself.

Stories are nonexistant, as are the supposed authors & credits. When opening the link, none of the 'stories' appear.
This is what appears:

First story,
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Second story,
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Third story,
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This Vermonter wrote:
"...each time you are caught w/pants around ankles..."
Strange
'Strange', really? Didn't thnink there was anyone on the planet who didn't know what that meant:
Idiom:
with (one's) pants down Slang
In an embarrassing position

Well Pinnochio, since you continually post known false information, since your ridiculous points cannot be made any other way, obviously thinking everyone on Topix is a dummy & will never check the source, or know the difference if they do. Joke's on you each time you are caught.

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