VPIRG is working to hold corporate owners accountable for the clean-up of the contaminated site and for the safe closure of Vermont Yankee.
After years of hard work, Vermont Yankee is set to close at the end of 2014. VPIRG pushed the Public Service Board for the state of Vermont to have a greater voice in the decommissioning process. Entergy has announced that cleaning up Vermont Yankee could cost $1.24 billion, and now estimates that the plant will sit idle for two decades before the process begins.
The good news is that the troubled plant will not be producing more radioactive waste in the mean time, and the highly dangerous fuel rods will be removed from the storage pool and put into safer dry cask storage. There remain a number of areas in which the State, through the Public Service Board, will have an opportunity to shape the decommissioning process, and VPIRG will work to watch-dog the next phase of Vermont Yankee’s life.
The Latest Vermont Yankee News & Updates
We need to show that Vermonters would support a decision to deny Entergy’s request for another 20-year permit to run Vermont Yankee, and we need to do it publicly. Thank you for taking the time to show your support for retiring VY by writing and submitting a letter-to-the-editor! It’s easy—just check out some of our (non-safety related) ...Read More
Second Circuit demands an impossible standard in siding with Entergy Louisiana over the interests of Vermonters The Second Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to open government and rational decision making today when it issued a decision siding with Entergy Louisiana in its fight to continue operating the troubled Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The decision relied ...Read More
We’ve had enough of Entergy’s lies and leaks, and that’s why VPIRG is continuing to fight to make sure the plant is shuttered for good. Right now, we feel our best chance rests with the case currently pending before the PSB. As this phase of Public Service Board (PSB) hearings on Vermont Yankee wrapped up ...Read More
In communities across Vermont, citizens are bringing solutions to town. Whether its town meeting resolutions to keep Vermont free of tar sands oil or spreading critical information about upcoming changes to health care, check to see what’s on the docket in your community.Read More
Last week, an Entergy VP tried to convince the Public Service Board that Vermont Yankee’s troubling history of leaks and lies shouldn’t matter as the PSB deliberates whether to issue a Certificate of Public Good or “CPG,” which Entergy Louisiana needs to keep VY sputtering along). VPIRG and hundreds of our members have already weighed in, arguing that ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Vermont Yankee is once again in the spotlight. As two weeks of technical hearings kick off at the Public Service Board (PSB), VPIRG is making the case on why VY’s continued operation is not in the public good.Read More
As the state of Vermont and Entergy Louisiana duke it out at the 2nd circuit court of appeals, a number of Vermont and national news outlets are closely watching the trial. Here are some links to recent stories. January 15, 2013 News Stories VTDigger.org – Appellate judges hear Vermont Yankee case More to come as news arrives… January 14, 2013 ...Read More