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Old 05-24-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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GMP just announced that it has signed a longterm agreement to get power from the Seabrook Plant in NH to replace the power the utility gets from Vermont Yankee. There are reports that CVPS is going to do the same thing.
GMP to buy power from Seabrook - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

I support nuke power as part of the energy mix so I support this but I want Vermont Yankee closed, it's not safe. I as well as many others felt this way before the mess happened in Japan.

If Vermont Yankee has no customers maybe this will save both parties from alot of aggravation and money from a court fight over extending the license.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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I also support nuclear as one of the cleanest and most reliable sources of energy. It's certainly cleaner than solar and more reliable than wind.

I don't trust Entergy one bit however. Granted, some of the press in VT has been stooping to using scare tactics to create the impression that the tritium leaks are far more dangerous than they actually are. However, the executives either lied or were unaware of the underground pipes, either one is inexcusable.

The real problem is that Entergy has deep pockets and can easily club VT with a protracted lawsuit. I saw where the state has introduced a bill which would force VY to pay VT's legal fees. While I would like to see a reform which would protect litigants from the "deep pockets" advantage (meaning, doesn't matter who is wrong or right, whoever can pay to drag a lawsuit on the longest wins) I think this is going to create an even bigger mess. Entergy is going to fight with everything they have to keep VY open; not having customers won't stop them I don't think.

I'm not at ALL surprised about that out-of-state special interest group CLF whining and also those carpetbaggers in VPIRG. If this deal goes through, then those guys on the BOD of VPIRG who stand to rake in taxpayer money through their strawman Shumlin will be out of luck. Personally I think it would be great if Seabrook eats the lunch these conmen thought they were going to get for free.
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