Sunday, February 20, 2011

Important Vermont Yankee Meetings: Updated

Four Important Events

This week, there are four important events about Vermont Yankee. I hope you can get to one or more of them.

Energy Education Project Related Events:

Thursday, February 24. Debate between Howard Shaffer and Arnie Gundersen: "Vermont Yankee: Shut it Down or Keep It Running." University of Vermont Janus Forum at 4 p.m. in the Davis Center at University of Vermont in Burlington. Reception to follow. More information and links available on the debate announcement.

Tuesday, February 22. Meredith Angwin will join Patty O'Donnell and others in a presentation at Bradford at 6:30 p.m: Engineering and Economics of Vermont Yankee. More information available in the meeting announcement.

Hearings (in the Brattleboro area):

Tuesday February 22. Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel (VSNAP) Vernon Elementary School, 6 to 9 p.m. Members of the public can comment, but you must sign up early. There are generally far more comments than time. Sometimes VSNAP hearings include shouting (not just by the public, by the panelists. Also arm-wrestling for the microphone). These hearings are usually interesting events. Be prepared if you go. More information available here.

Wednesday, February 23. Vermont Senate Economic Development Committee on the economics of closing Vermont Yankee. Hearing is at 1:30 to 3:30 at the Brattleboro Retreat Education Center. The hearing will include testimony from local residents of Wiscasset Maine and Rowe, Massachusetts about the effects of closing of the nuclear power plants in those towns. The press release for this event is here.

Great and heartfelt thanks to Suzanne Hobbs of PopAtomic Studios for permission to use the Save Vermont Yankee poster!

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