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  •  State and local reps opposed the extension (7+ / 0-)

    The NRC approved it anyway (2-1)

    The plant's evacuation plan only includes a 10 mile radius.  

    Within a 50 mile radius includes Providence RI, Boston MA and all of Cape Cod.  For all those millions who might well fall victim to radiation exposure, the disaster plan includes only Iodine pills and the recomendation to "shelter in place" .

    Nice.

    It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. - John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

    by ovals49 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 08:29:33 AM PDT

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    •  Yes and it Vermont Yankee can be used as an (6+ / 0-)

      example, the operator of the plants don't include financial viability in their considerations for a request for an extension of their operating license. It seems to me that someone should be looking at that to assess the risk of an unprofitable plant not receiving the best possible maintenance.

      Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

      by Just Bob on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 08:35:03 AM PDT

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      •  **if Vermont Yankee** (3+ / 0-)

        need more coffee...

        Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

        by Just Bob on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 08:36:03 AM PDT

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      •  Ahhh...someone is looking at financial viability (5+ / 0-)

        The bankers are looking as per a report from UBS.

        http://vtdigger.org/...

        Under the heading “Entergy guidance clearly illustrates no cash generation from nukes,” UBS notes that the corporation “is unlikely to generate any meaningful cash” from wholesale commodities in 2013 and 2014, and UBS projects deficits for the corporation in 2015 and 2016.

        What could likely improve the Louisiana-based firm’s fiscal outlook, according to the report, is the closing of two of the company’s nuclear plants, one of which is Vermont Yankee.

        “We believe both its NY Fitzpatrick and Vermont Yankee plants are at risk of retirement given their small size; while potentially negative to sentiment, an announcement to retire the units would likely drive positive FCF (or free cash flow) revisions,” the report says.

        Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

        by Just Bob on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:09:33 AM PDT

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