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Public Forum – Closure and Clean-Up of Vermont Yankee

The SIERRA CLUB, the Safe & Green Campaign, and Nuclear Free Vermont by 2012 are co-sponsoring a panel discussion on what to expect from the closure and clean-up of VT Yankee, and things we can do to help ensure it happens on time and is done properly.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 15th at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Montshire Museum of Science; Norwich, VT

A panel of seasoned experts will discuss what will happen when the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant ceases operations in March 2012. The panel will describe precedents from other reactor sites to explain the multi-year process of decommissioning and site clean-up of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor in Vernon, VT, and the potential impacts on area communities and the environment.

Learn what local citizens, municipal and regional bodies can do to make sure Vermont Yankee is properly dismantled and cleaned-up and the radioactive waste safely dealt with. Q&A and a period of open discussion will follow the panel presentation.

WHO: The panelists will include Deb Katz, Executive Director of the Citizens Awareness Network; Dr. Marvin Resnicoff of Radioactive Waste Management Associates, a nuclear physicist and consultant on radioactive waste issues; and Robert Stannard, a former Vermont legislator and current lobbyist for the Vermont Citizens Action Network.

Refreshments will be served

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