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CLF: Region’s Old Nuclear Plants Must Comply with Latest Safety Regs, or Shut Down
by Conservation Law Foundation

In conjunction with a Massachusetts legislative hearing held today on nuclear power in New England, and with the Fukushima debacle still unfolding in Japan, CLF President John Kassel prevailed upon state and federal leaders to answer this wake-up call and take appropriate measures to avoid a similar crisis in New England or anywhere in the United States.

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Vermont Yankee Leaks: Stop the Madness
by Sandy Levine

The Vermont Public Service Board began hearings this week on what to do about the leaks at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power facility in southern Vermont. CLF is asking the Board to shut down the plant until all the leaks are repaired and the site is cleaned up.

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More lies and more pollution at Vermont Yankee
by Sandy Levine

There is no surprise that tritum has reached the drinking water aquifer at Vermont Yankee.  The claimed surprise by both Vermont Yankee officials and state officials cannot be genuine.   In June, CLF filed testimony stating:  “every indication is that the bedrock is, or soon will be, contaminated by tritium.”  CLF’s expert hydrogeologist reviewed Vermont Yankee’s groundwater data and analysis…

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A Russian Example
by Sandy Levine

I was privileged to meet yesterday afternoon with a delegation of Russian leaders and activists to talk about decommissioning nuclear power plants.  They were mostly interested in how groups like CLF work within the system.  What are our strategies, tactics and funding to do the work we do?  The idea that we are funded by members…

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Let’s stop VT Yankee’s ‘unusual events’
by Sandy Levine

News of an “unusual event” at a nuclear power facility is not comforting.  It is particularly troubling when no details are given, and the source is the same entity that has provided false and incomplete information in the past. What is clear is that there are continuing problems at the Vermont Yankee nuclear facility. CLF has…

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A visit with Nuclear Regulatory Comm’n Chairman
by Sandy Levine

I was fortunate to join six activists in a meeting Wednesday morning with Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  We  delivered a clear message: Lack of responsible regulatory oversight is unacceptable.  The public has lost faith in the NRC. As James Moore with VPIRG stated regarding the repeated mishaps at Vermont Yankee:  “We need a cop…