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Hundreds gather in Brattleboro to protest Vermont Yankee nuclear plant
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Posted on 04/16/2012 1:29:18 PM PDT by matt04

ore than 1,000 people turned out Saturday on the Brattleboro town green for a rally to show support for decommissioning the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, one of the oldest nuclear power plants in the country.

The event included speeches by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Peter Shumlin, both of whom are calling for the state's wishes to be honored and for the 40-year-old Vernon reactor to be shut down.

New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. owns the plant, whose state permit expired in March. The Vermont Senate voted to decommission the plant. But the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the plant a 20-year license extension anyway, leaving the plant in legal limbo. In January, a federal judge issued an order that allows the plant to continue operating while the case plays out in court.

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"(Let's) say to the aging nuclear power industry," Shumlin said, "shut them down, go home, tell the truth, we're moving on, we're moving out , you go first, we're not going to rest until you're gone."

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: brattleboro; entergy; nuclear; sanders; shumlin; vermontyankee
According to the VT Dept. of Public Service this is the breakdown of sources of electricity for the sate in 2003:

VT Yankee - 35.5%

Hydro Quebec - 28.2%

Other Purchases - 20.4%

Instate Hydro - 9.2%

McNeil Generator - 4.9%

New York Power Authority - 1.2%

Instate Thermal - .6%

Do Shumlin or Sanders have plant to replace that lost capacity, besides buy it from Canada?

1 posted on 04/16/2012 1:29:32 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Vermonters need to stay in the dark.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 1:33:56 PM PDT by brivette
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To: matt04
How do they think they'll power their Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs, cappuccino machines and lights for the hydroponic dope?
3 posted on 04/16/2012 1:34:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: matt04
I vote to permit the shutdown for Vermont only if they remove themselves from the grid, also.
4 posted on 04/16/2012 1:36:28 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: matt04
OK, is it 'hundreds' or 'thousands' that turned out for this idiot's errand?

This dipshit writer can't even keep it straight, unless they meant to convey '24 Hundred Attended Protest', which wouldn't suprise me either..

5 posted on 04/16/2012 1:37:25 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: matt04

Oh YAY let’s get rid of this plant and all of it’s awful stuff and then all of the coal fired plants that cause all of the pollution.....why won’t my car charge and why is it dark here.My computer and iAd won’t work either WHAAAAAAAA!!! *sarcasm*


6 posted on 04/16/2012 1:38:59 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: matt04

Oh YAY let’s get rid of this plant and all of it’s awful stuff and then all of the coal fired plants that cause all of the pollution.....why won’t my car charge and why is it dark here.My computer and iPad won’t work either WHAAAAAAAA!!! *sarcasm*


7 posted on 04/16/2012 1:39:24 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: matt04
OK, is it 'hundreds' or 'thousands' that turned out for this idiot's errand?

This dipshit writer can't even keep it straight, unless they meant to convey '24 Hundred Attended Protest', which wouldn't suprise me either..

8 posted on 04/16/2012 1:39:49 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: matt04
OK, is it 'hundreds' or 'thousands' that turned out for this idiot's errand?

This dipshit writer can't even keep it straight, unless they meant to convey '24 Hundred Attended Protest', which wouldn't suprise me either..

9 posted on 04/16/2012 1:40:32 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: matt04

So as they freeze in the dark does zer0 give them a new Chebby Volt?


10 posted on 04/16/2012 1:43:11 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: matt04

http://vtdigger.org/2010/03/30/windfarms-on-the-horizon-that-could-have-been-blown-away-may-crop-up/

Another thing they protest is wind power- Protect Our Ridges! They don’t want to see turbines lining those hilltops.

I bet they are not keen on foreign oil. I do know they think burning wood is OK.

I was researching some issues for the Ben & Jerry’s lawsuit long ago, and discovered that the major source of dioxins in Vt is from wood stoves. This settles on the land, cows eat it, it gets in their milk, and the dioxin goes into ice cream. “But that’s OK!” I was told, “It’s from woodstoves, not like the evil dioxin that comes from planet-raping corporations!” Dioxin, btw, also comes from the paper they package the stuff in.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 1:46:50 PM PDT by DBrow
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They protest all forms of energy because at their core they are anti-human.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 1:51:25 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1/21/2009)
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To: matt04

I hate to use the term “idiots”, but in all honesty, where do they think they’re going to get the electricity to power their electric cars, TVs, telephones, washers, dryers, lights, heat, air conditioning and a few dozen other modern conveniences?


13 posted on 04/16/2012 1:56:19 PM PDT by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: matt04

With or without clothing?


14 posted on 04/16/2012 1:59:00 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: DBrow
I was researching some issues for the Ben & Jerry’s lawsuit long ago, and discovered that the major source of dioxins in Vt is from wood stoves.

The leading cause of lung cancer in third world countries is...wood burning. Incomplete combustion in makeshift wood burning applications like wood stoves used for cooking and heating produces polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are carcinogenic. But, again, according to the wackos, that is okay, because it is lung cancer from a "natural" source, not something caused by eeeeeevil corporations (i.e., tobacco companies).

15 posted on 04/16/2012 1:59:32 PM PDT by chimera
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To: matt04

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
http://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/reactor/vy.html

Location: Vernon, VT (5 miles S of Brattleboro, VT) in Region I
Operator: Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
Operating License: Issued - 03/21/1972
Renewed Operating License: Issued - 03/21/2011
License Expires: 03/21/2032
Docket Number: 05000271
Reactor Type: Boiling Water Reactor
Electrical Output: 510 MWe
Reactor Vendor/Type: General Electric Type 4
Containment Type: Wet, Mark I


16 posted on 04/16/2012 2:07:22 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: matt04

Let them wallow in their own feces...


17 posted on 04/16/2012 2:15:34 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: matt04

With the incredible drop in prices and increase in supply of natural gas, nukes are pretty much a non-issue. Why would anybody want to built a nuke instead of a nat gas plant?


18 posted on 04/16/2012 2:31:04 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Yet, the fine citizens of Westfield, MA are opposed to one.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 2:35:38 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04


20 posted on 04/16/2012 2:44:25 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: matt04

We were almost rid of Shummy this past weekend; if the black bear was just a wee bit faster.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 3:20:16 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: matt04
Ya know, after that last NE black out, then-Gov. Pataki of NY wanted to install 18 or 20 NG powered emergency mini power stations around NYC.

"Not in my 'hood" was the response.

I lived in MA for a while. Within 10 miles of Seabrook Station, at one time, too. Rarely thought about it.

One guy involved in the anti-nuke protests told me that people that lived South of Vernon, VT, and North of Rowe, MA had to know which plant was declaring an emergency in order to flee in the safest direction.

22 posted on 04/16/2012 3:41:31 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: chimera
The leading cause of lung cancer in third world countries is...wood burning.

I don't believe that for a heartbeat. They don't know. They conduct their polls and surveys and they concoct some correlation and present it as ersatz proof. The fact is they don't know what causes lung cancer any more than they know what causes asthma.

Coal and CO2 are just the latest, stylish scapegoats.

23 posted on 04/16/2012 4:51:21 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Calvin Locke
Or business/infrastructure that have critical needs for power could install these, at their own expense.
24 posted on 04/16/2012 5:36:04 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

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Average Vermont IQ : 68
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25 posted on 04/16/2012 5:56:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Calvin Locke

>> “One guy involved in the anti-nuke protests...” <<

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Only guy stupider than him is the one that listens to him.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 6:00:03 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: BfloGuy
It's true. Bjorn Lomborg noted it in his book, with the appropriate citation. The was a study done by the Australian Air Quality Group that looked at baseline cases in third world countries where wood was not a significant component of biofuels vs. countries where it was. The lung cancer rate was something like a 433% increase for the wood-burning countries. And it was not just polling. There was quite extensive study of blood chemistry and histopathology of ling tissues. The effects of PAHs were quite devastating at the cellular level. Remember, we're not talking about using the fireplace every now and then for a cozy fire in winter. We're talking about continuous use of a carbon-based fuel, burned in a relatively inefficient manner, in closed environments with little fresh air exchange.
27 posted on 04/16/2012 6:34:10 PM PDT by chimera
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To: chimera
It's true. Bjorn Lomborg noted it in his book, with the appropriate citation.

Thanks for that. It certainly sounds like valid scientific research. My post was too over-wrought (something I usually preach against here,) but I'm so accustomed to meta-studies and simple correlation studies that prove nothing, that I've become jaded.

28 posted on 04/18/2012 3:40:34 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

I hear you. Skepticism is often a prudent approach in these areas. And you’re right, as a general rule, correlation does not prove causation. You need additional evidence apart from correlation to establish the causal link. In this case, they have it, but in many cases of junk science, they don’t.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 7:33:29 PM PDT by chimera
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