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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…

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Regulators get an Earful on Vermont Yankee
by Sandy Levine

Overwhelming support for SHUTTING DOWN VERMONT YANKEE NOW at the Vermont Public Service Board hearing last night in Brattlboro, Vermont.  A BIG THANK YOU to all the folks who came to the hearing and told the Board ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.   The message from advocates was clear: Vermont Yankee must be shut down.  The continual failings and breakdowns…

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Another Radioactive Fish near Vermont Yankee
by Sandy Levine

Another radioactive fish was found near the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in southern Vermont. This is the second time a fish contaminated with Strontium-90 was found in the Connecticut River. Vermont Yankee officials defy common sense.  They continue to claim there is no connection between the contaminated fish and the nuclear reactor on the banks…

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Attend the Vermont Yankee Public Hearing.
by Conservation Law Foundation

Now is our chance. On Thursday, May 27, the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) will hold a public hearing on whether to shut down Vermont Yankee right now, instead of waiting until 2012. You will have the opportunity to tell the PSB what you think—whether the PSB should shut down the plant now, or take…