Vermont Yankee – Shut it Down

Excerpts from Entergy injunction request denied; trial set to begin on Sept. 12   by Randolph T. Holhut

Last month, lawyers for Entergy appeared in federal court in Brattleboro asking for an injunction that would allow the plant to stay open past the expiration of the Vernon plant’s original 40-year operating license on March 21, 2012….

On Monday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge J. Garvan Murtha issued an 18-page decision denying Entergy’s request. He also set Sept. 12 as the trial date for the Entergy v. Vermont lawsuit. (end of excerpt)

As the scale of justice tips to the side of Vermont, new research is coming out linking; living in proximity of nuclear reactors to higher cancer rates … Excerpt from the 5 page report: The nuclear-safety debate hits home   by Bill Cummings

…Indian Point, with more than 17 million people living within a 50-mile radius, has long been the focus of health studies, many of them conducted by antinuclear groups.

Recent, yet-to-be-released testing by such a group in Fairfield County and nearby New York areas has found low levels of two types of radioactive strontium in the milk of goats, cows and humans. The results, expected to be released within weeks, were termed “striking” by one expert who reviewed the data….

RPHP (Radiation and Public Health Project) says it found similar cancer spikes in counties nearest the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire and Vermont Yankee. Cancer rates in Rockingham County, N.H., where the Seabrook nuclear power plant is located, were found to be the highest of all 10 New Hampshire counties and the county rate for thyroid cancer was 23 percent above the U.S. rate.

In Vermont, the RPHP said state health department statistics showed that the cancer death rate in Windham County, where the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is located, was five percent below the national average when the plant was built three decades ago and is now 10 percent higher.

full article – http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/The-nuclear-safety-debate-hits-home-1471908.php#page-1

Read the RPHP 2010 Report on Indian Point 

The Radiation and Public Health Project is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization, established by scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the relationships between low-level, nuclear radiation and public health. Check out their site which also has their findings on Fukushima. http://www.radiation.org/

VT4Evolution – When I ponder a world free from possible Radioactive Catastrophes it gives me a sigh of relief and a new sense of the Future, envisioning a happy and healthy Humanity. Germany, Switzerland, Italy and others speak about phasing out this far reaching generationally impacting technology, Lets do the same!

Thermal Discharge information Connecticut River Water Shed Council   http://ctriver.org/programs/advocacy/thermal_pollution/index.html

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