Vermont Yankee is an old, leaking nuclear power plant that is unsafe and falling apart, and the people of Vermont have spoken; it should be closed as scheduled in 2012. In February 2010, the Vermont Senate voted 26 – 4 to close the 38-year-old plant, and Vermonters affirmed that decision on election night when the leader of that vote, Peter Shumlin, was elected Governor.
But Entergy, Vermont Yankee’s out-of-state corporate owners, are still trying to relicense the decrepit reactor. And in a desperate move, they are even trying to pass their mess onto someone else by trying to sell the reactor.
Tell the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Entergy, J. Wayne Leonard, that enough is enough. He needs to stop putting corporate profits ahead of the safety of New Englanders, and shut down Vermont Yankee.