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

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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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