Category Archives: Vermont Yankee

Vermont nuke trying to weasel out of payments for emergency services

Mass Live carried an Associated Press story today that reported: The soon-to-close Vermont Yankee nuclear plant wants to stop more than $2 million in annual payments for emergency planning in the region, but a watchdog group opposes that, saying nuclear … Continue reading

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Do you live near one of these 32 reactors? GE Hitachi still not sure they can be shut down safely after an earthquake

  GE Hitachi (GEH) posted an update on the NRC website today: “GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) provided an update to its guidance and supporting evaluations that were reported in MFN 08-420 R0 on December 19, 2008 and MFN 10-245 R5 … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Failed Fitness for Duty reports in four nuclear power plants

Four nuclear power plants reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the last two weeks that employees had failed Fitness for Duty screens for drugs or alcohol. Alcohol was the culprit at Sequoyah in Tennessee and at Browns Ferry in … Continue reading

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Dozens arrested in three states in Vermont Yankee protests

The Associated Press just reported: Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he supports the peaceful protesters who gathered at the headquarters of the Vermont Yankee plant to express their frustration that the aging reactor remains open. Thursday marked the first day … Continue reading

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Stop valve at Vermont nuke fails during testing

The Brattleboro Reformer reported this afternoon: Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon is on its way back up to full power after it powered down for a control rod adjustment on Monday. A rod adjustment is performed every three … Continue reading

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Vermont newspaper recaps year of concerns at Vermont Yankee

In an article about the ongoing fight over relicensing the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, the Brattleboro Reformer published this rundown of the problems the station has faced in the last year: The cleanup of a leak of tritiated water … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Human errors, tritium releases and a hydrogen leak

Some items from today’s NRC Event Reports:   1. Sometimes safety systems can be overcome by human error. Early yesterday morning, a technician left two doors open in the Unit 2 reactor building at the Dresden nuclear power plant in … Continue reading

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