Vowing to 'Shut It Down,' Vermont Yankee Protesters Put Their Bodies on the Line

Jan 31, 2013 Full story: Common Dreams 20

Fourteen members of the 'Shut It Down' Affinity Group renewed their public campaign against Vermont on Thursday, protesting the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant owned by the Entergy corporation by blockading the company's headquarters in Brattleboro.

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Charlotte

Barre, VT

#1 Feb 1, 2013
How silly this is. Why can't anyone go out and protest a REAL cause?
Same Old Bags

Florham Park, NJ

#2 Feb 1, 2013
These attention starved old bags are nothing but a public nuisance. Arrest them all and make them pick up litter on the Stratton Mountain Access Road.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#3 Feb 1, 2013
Charlotte wrote:
How silly this is. Why can't anyone go out and protest a REAL cause?
So the nuke plant is not real? It is a figment of our imaginations?
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#4 Feb 1, 2013
The "green on the outside red on the inside" commie enviros getting desperate?
.
What, BigOil sugga'daddies threatened to cut off their funding?
Jail for Nuketards

Bellows Falls, VT

#5 Feb 1, 2013
Same Old Bags wrote:
These attention starved old bags are nothing but a public nuisance. Arrest them all and make them pick up litter on the Stratton Mountain Access Road.
what about arresting the REAL public nuisance that's been dumping its highly radioactive litter/waste on Fort Bridgman Road in Vernon?
Future society (if they even get to survive) will be cursing those of this era for contaminating the whole planet
truth is

Sharon, VT

#6 Feb 2, 2013
Today’s Most Important Environmental Issues:

Coming in at #1- Climate Change

Of all energy sources, nuclear energy has perhaps the lowest impact on the environment especially in relation to kilowatts produced because nuclear plants do not emit harmful gases, require a relatively small area, and effectively minimize or negate other impacts. In other words, nuclear energy is the most "ecologically efficient" of all energy sources because it produces the most electricity in relation to its minimal environmental impact.

Nitrogen oxides, a precursor of ground-level ozone, provides a good example of how nuclear energy helps the energy industry meet its clean air compliance. Under recent rules, the Environmental Protection Agency established a cap on this controlled pollutant for 21 eastern states. This NOx SIP Call Rule allocates this total cap as an emission limit for each state. The cap for all of these states is 565,000 tons, while actual NOx output in 1997 was 1,346,350 tons. If electricity generation sources that emit harmful gases were to replace nuclear, these states would produce an additional 131,867 tons, even if their emission rate meets the level required by the SIP Call Rule. That replacement generation alone would use up 31 percent of the combined caps for each state even before all other industries are brought into the calculation. Some states would face a significantly greater burden: South Carolina would lose 86 percent, Connecticut 65 percent, Illinois 47 percent, Virginia 46 percent, Pennsylvania 41 percent, and New Jersey 40 percent of their respective caps without nuclear energy.
http://www.fi.edu/guide/wester/benefits.html

truth is

Sharon, VT

#7 Feb 2, 2013
These women aren’t being malicious; rather they are simply “living” in a different decade and have little understanding of relevant & current environmental threats. I wish them well, but it is time to retire and stop being a burden on society.
Truth is

Claremont, NH

#8 Feb 2, 2013
Vermont Yankee dumped millions of gallons of radioactive waste on the site it sits on, then several company representatives "mislead" government officials and the public about the nature of these "leaks".

Vermont Yankee does indeed emit radioactive gas during normal operations.

Vermont Yankee's fuel didn't just appear out of thin air, it was mined shipped and processed creating a lot of harmful greenhouse gasses, as well as enormous amounts of radioactive waste.

The nuclear industry regularly misleads the public about the dangers, pollution and cost of nuclear power by deliberately omitting both the front and backside of the nuclear fuel chain in it's propaganda.

Of all energy sources, nuclear energy has perhaps the highest impact on the environment especially in relation to kilowatts produced because it's poisonous radioactive legacy will be measured in tens of thousands of years.

From radioactive mine tailings, to huge "low" level radioactive dumps, to deadly, highly radioactive used fuel requiring many tens of thousands of years of special and expensive care and security, nuclear power is perhaps the least economically and"ecologically efficient" of all energy sources.
truth is

Sharon, VT

#9 Feb 2, 2013
I do not dispute that ALL types of energy generation pollute the environment however nuclear energy produces significantly more energy for their environmental impact. Additionally, the impact of the Vermont Yankee tritium leak was shown to be negligible since remediated and resulted in no environmental or human health impact.
truth is

Sharon, VT

#10 Feb 2, 2013
In China, even solar power pollutes
http://observers.france24.com/content/2011092...
truth is

Sharon, VT

#11 Feb 2, 2013
Solar’s lead balloon of pollution in developing countries
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/08/31/solars-...
truth is

Sharon, VT

#12 Feb 2, 2013
turns out that Jinko solar panels are sold in Australia to various clients, some of whom no doubt think that going solar will help save the planet. And just to add to the confusion, some environmentalists continue to protest the mining of the rare earths needed to manufacture wind turbines.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/65238/the-hidde...
I Know More Than You

Gilford, NH

#13 Feb 2, 2013
Truth is I am an idiot wrote:
Vermont Yankee dumped millions of gallons of radioactive waste on the site it sits on, then several company representatives "mislead" government officials and the public about the nature of these "leaks".
Vermont Yankee does indeed emit radioactive gas during normal operations.
Vermont Yankee's fuel didn't just appear out of thin air, it was mined shipped and processed creating a lot of harmful greenhouse gasses, as well as enormous amounts of radioactive waste.
The nuclear industry regularly misleads the public about the dangers, pollution and cost of nuclear power by deliberately omitting both the front and backside of the nuclear fuel chain in it's propaganda.
Of all energy sources, nuclear energy has perhaps the highest impact on the environment especially in relation to kilowatts produced because it's poisonous radioactive legacy will be measured in tens of thousands of years.
From radioactive mine tailings, to huge "low" level radioactive dumps, to deadly, highly radioactive used fuel requiring many tens of thousands of years of special and expensive care and security, nuclear power is perhaps the least economically and"ecologically efficient" of all energy sources.
So much fail in one post, I thought Alex the Village Idiot or Fox News Teatard wrote it.

You're as dogmatic on the subject of nuclear power as the whackjobs you mock are on religion.
Typical

Claremont, NH

#14 Feb 2, 2013
I Troll More Than You wrote:
<quoted text>
So much fail in one post, I thought Alex the Village Idiot or Fox News Teatard wrote it.
You're as dogmatic on the subject of nuclear power as the whackjobs you mock are on religion.
... all bluster and no substance.
Global Warming

Sharon, VT

#15 Feb 3, 2013
Anyone who rejects Global Warming and is opposed to low carbon generation needs to watch this in its entirety:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/hC3VTgIPoGU...
I Know More Than You

Gilford, NH

#16 Feb 3, 2013
Typical Hypocrite wrote:
... all bluster and no substance.
Hmm, weren't you the person who claimed that people making accusations needed to back up their claims with proof? I though so.

Let me know if you are too stupid to understand how the nuclear waste fund receives its funding, or how decommissioning funds work, or how the total life cycle externalities (CO2, etc) are calculated and I will help you even though I'm pretty sure that it will be akin to arguing radiocarbon dating with someone that thinks the earth is 6000 years.

Enjoy your ignorance.
pretend time again

Claremont, NH

#17 Feb 3, 2013
I Toll More Than You wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmm, weren't you the person who claimed that people making accusations needed to back up their claims with proof? I though so.
I am too stupid to do so, so I will claim that you are stupid instead of backing up my own claims.
Enjoy your ignorance.
I Know More Than You

Gilford, NH

#18 Feb 3, 2013
Dumber Than Alex wrote:
Enjoy your ignorance.
The irony is delicious!

Let me start you on your journey to enlightenment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life-cycle_green...
whodat

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Feb 5, 2013
"Pretend time again" owned lol
car mat

Lexington, KY

#20 Sep 22, 2013
put up a poster of a very large penis near them

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