Despite new leaks, stupid people may give Vermont Yankee another 20 years

Vermont Yankee Finds Another Leak

August 25, 2009

Vernon, VT – Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee was at 15% reduced power last Monday after discovering a leak in the feed-water system. Apparently the leak — of a mere 3,000 gallons a day — was discovered several weeks ago.

Perhaps not surprisingly, no one at the plant — even after these several weeks have passed — seemed to know how long the repair might take.

I apologize for not having a photo of the current leak. However, this one from August 2007 should serve as a reminder of why it is STUPID, short-sighted, and a HUGE RISK to allow Entergy to operate Vermont Yankee for another 20 years beyond the lifespan it was built for.

August 21, 2007

August 21, 2007


2 responses to “Despite new leaks, stupid people may give Vermont Yankee another 20 years

  1. With such a cascade of water flowing down. Where is the flood? Where is the puddle? Where is the photoshop?
    What is feedwater? Could it be water that you can chew? How come I haven’t learned anything?

  2. Are you really accusing me of using photoshop on that photo? Wow. Ignorance is bliss, huh? Would video help?


    360,000 gallons of water were lost for every minute that passed before Vermont Yankee was shut down in response to that cooling tower collapse. That photo was one of a few sent to me the morning of the accident, and I believe I was the first to post it online. The only changes I made to them were to resize them to an appropriate size for the web.

    Why aren’t you learning anything? Seems to me you just need to do a little more research. And I encourage you to do so.

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