29 Dec '14, 12pm

Activists Permanently Shut Down Vermont Yankee Nuke Plant Today via @ecowatch

Activists Permanently Shut Down Vermont Yankee Nuke Plant Today via @ecowatch

Such might have been the fate of Vermont Yankee had it not been for citizen opposition. Opened in the early 1970s, Vermont Yankee was the northern tip of clean energy’s first “golden triangle.” Down the Connecticut River, grassroots opposition successfully prevented two reactors from being built at Montague, Massachusetts, where the term “No Nukes” was coined. A weather tower was toppled, films were made, books were written, demonstrations staged and an upwelling of well-organized grassroots activism helped nurture a rising global movement.

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/12/29/vermont-yankee-shuts-down/

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