On May 5, almost 100 Vermont Yankee employees will be laid off. As Entergy spokesman Marty Cohn notes in this video: there were nearly 650 employees when he started work at Vermont Yankee: in a few days, there will be only 150 employees. (approximate numbers).
In the 22 minute video below, Marty Cohn speaks to two employees that will be laid off. They happily discuss what they liked about working at Vermont Yankee. In both cases, their future plans take them away from Vermont.
Yes, there are sad moments in this video. These affected me:
- When Larry Doucette notes that when he moved to Vermont, it took some some time to get used to the local anti-nuclear attitudes.
- When Becky Josey describes her life-long residence in Vernon, and how her mother was a state representative who supported construction of the plant. Josey has deep roots in Vernon, but she plans to leave. Her plans are not completely due to Vermont Yankee closing, however.
About the videos
Marty Cohn of Entergy has been hosting a series of videos about Vermont Yankee: SAFSTOR Matters. This series was chosen as 2015 Best Series of the Year at Brattleboro Community Television.