Lorie Cartwright

Hold NorthStar to previous radiation standards

As you know, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is the subject of a proposed sale to NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company.

As long as the owner has the resources to clean up the site, I do not necessarily care who owns it. What I do care about is a commitment to clean up the site to at least the same standard as the rest of the sites in New England of decommissioned reactors: Connecticut Yankee, Maine Yankee, and Yankee Rowe in Massachusetts.

These sites are allowed a certain amount of radiation - only 4 millirem (mrem) for water pathways and 10 mrem for all others. Here in Vermont, they are proposing 15 mrem for all pathways.

Don't we deserve the same level of clean-up as the other three Yankee sites?...

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Keep the emergency planning zone

I read an interesting quote recently, which went something like this: “I always hoped someone would do something about that. Then I realized I am a someone.” This a copy of a letter I recently sent to the Vermont Public Service Department. If you feel the same way about...

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