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AGENCY OF NATURAL RESOURCES OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR VERMONT YANKEE PERMIT

Originally published in The Commons issue #262 (Wednesday, July 9, 2014). This story appeared on page A4.

Online link: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=10242&page=1#.U8AMAvldX0Y

By Olga Peters/The Commons

BRATTLEBORO—A few short months before Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is to cease operations, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has posted a draft renewal water permit for public comment. 89 more words

Nuclear Power

What does Entergy want? In its own words.

Exelon and Entergy are the nation’s two largest nuclear utilities. And both are scrambling to avoid shutdowns of some of their troubled reactors.

In Exelon’s case, its two-unit Quad Cities and Byron reactors, and single-unit Oyster Creek and Clinton reactors, are economically suspect, unable at this point to provide electricity at a competitive price in the current marketplace. 1,222 more words

Exelon

Report: Elevated Levels Of Tritium Found Near Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s been a spike in radioactive material discovered in groundwater beneath the Indian Point nuclear power plant, WCBS 880 reported. 211 more words

News

Old Reactors v. New Renewables: The First Nuclear War of the 21st Century

By Mark Cooper

Within the past year, a bevy of independent, financial analysts (Lazard, Citi, Credit Suisse, McKinsey and Company, Sanford Bernstein, Morningstar) have heralded an economic revolution in the electricity sector. 1,140 more words

Energy Future