Vermont Yankee was scheduled to close in March of 2012. It is one of the oldest reactors in the country but its owners, Entergy Corporation, want to run it for 20 years past its expiration date. Poor management and old age have lead to a string of accidents and safety concerns.
Entergy has refused to add money to the reactor’s clean-up fund, potentially leaving Vermonters with most of a $1 billion dollar clean-up bill in addition to the nuclear waste that is being stored on the banks of the Connecticut River.
VPIRG is working to hold the reactor’s corporate owners accountable for the clean-up of the contaminated site and for the safe closure of Vermont Yankee.
VY’s continued operation is not in the public good. Vermont’s Public Service Board is currently holding hearings of the PSB Docket 7862 to decide whether VY should be granted the Certificate of Public Good (CPG) needed to continue operations. Submit your comment to the PSB to deny approval for continued operation!Take Action
Help us close VY for good and move forward with the clean energy future Vermonters want. A generous supporter has issued VPIRG and it’s membership a challenge — raise $15,000 to support our legal advocacy and grassroots organizing efforts and they will match your gifts with another $15,000 to ensure we have the resources to win! Go to http://bit.ly/VYChallenge today!Continue reading »