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Closing Vermont Yankee information at -- Safe & Green Campaign
New England Coalition , Vermont Citizens Action Network

A few updates:
9/01/14, Ray Shadis: NRC's wishful thinking , vtdigger commentary
Clearly we do not credit the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's
recent decision that all forms of waste fuel storage are equally safe.

8/26/14, US NRC commission approves rule on continued spent-fuel storage
The rule says that fuel can be safely stored at power reactor sites
for at least 160 years after their operating license expires. (more)

8/16/14, August 20, 2014: Public Hearing on Water Permit
      (Vermont Yankee's thermal discharge permit)

8/15/14, Entergy outlines low-level waste disposal plans, (related), (more)
Vermont and Texas officials were told Thursday that Entergy
Nuclear expects to have its plans in place later this year for
shipping low-level radioactive waste from Vermont Yankee
nuclear power plant to a Texas facility.

8/10/14, Deb Katz: Focus on the public good / This commentary is by
Deb Katz, exec. dir. of the Citizens Awareness Network.
We must keep our focus on the public good for the citizens
of Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire as Vermont Yankee
is powering down and working toward closure in December. The Emergency
Planning Zone (EPZ) is a critical way to keep that focus sharp.

8/08/14, As of July 31, 2014, the market value of the Vermont Yankee
  decommissioning trust fund accounts was $635,816,053.
-- Aaron Kisicki, Special Counsel, Vermont Public Service Dept,
112 State Street Montpelier, VT 05629-2601 , 802.828.3785 ,
Aaron.Kisicki@state.vt.us

8/06/14, Vermont Yankee - NRC Integrated Inspection Report
05000271/2014003, 218 KB, approx 32 pp
"Based on the results of this inspection, no violations
of NRC requirements were identified." in letter to
Christopher Wamser, Site V.P. Entergy VY.

8/05/14, VT Health Department: Potassium Iodide Tablets
Need to be Replaced
, healthvermont.gov
The Vermont Health Department is reminding residents and
workers within the emergency planning zone around Entergy
Vermont Yankee are due to replace potassium iodide tablets.

8/02/14, Vt. Yankee looks to end emergency planning role, (also)

7/29/14, Vermont Yankee emergency planning changes detailed, (also)
The last day of operations for the Vermont Yankee nuclear
power plant has been set at Dec. 29, according to Mike McKinney,
the power plant's emergency preparedness manager.

7/25/14, NRC says long-term dry cask storage of spent fuel is safe
Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon
is scheduled to close at the end of the year for economic reasons.
The Louisiana-based company plans to store spent fuel from
the reactor in steel dry casks on site indefinitely.

7/23/14,   Get to know Vermont's decommissioning coordinator
The man is Anthony Leshinskie, Vermont's new nuclear engineer
and decommissioning coordinator. Leshinskie, 51, has been on the job
a little over a month, and it's been a fast-forward tutorial in Vermont
politics and all things associated with the state's controversial nuclear
power plant, Vermont Yankee, which is shutting down at the end of 2014.

7/16/14, Vermont Yankee fund details take shape -- State to distribute
economic development funds in Windham County

7/10/14, As of June 30, 2014, the market value of the Vermont Yankee
decommissioning trust fund accounts was $643,161,595.
-- Aaron Kisicki, Special Counsel, Vermont Public Service Dept,
112 State Street Montpelier, VT 05629-2601 , 802.828.3785 ,
Aaron.Kisicki@state.vt.us

7/03/14, ANR issues Vermont Yankee draft discharge permit   # 3-1199

7/03/14, NRC wants additional info re: Vt. Yankee license amendment
for emergency plan change, ML14163A590.pdf , 5 p

6/29/14, The post-Vermont Yankee economy