Nuclear Plant Shutdowns a Crisis for Small Towns Across the USA
Head south out of Brattleboro down Route 142, a two-lane country road bordered by rolling green fields, and you’ll spy a “Cattle Crossing” sign beside a dairy farm. During the summer grazing season, when it’s time to cross the road, Miller Farm alerts its neighbors that a herd of Holsteins are on their way. “We try to go as fast as the cows will allow, thank you for your patience,” reads one Facebook post.
In many ways, Vernon, a town of 2,200 on the southern edge of Vermont, has the feel of a place where folks still rely on the land for their living.But look up and you’ll catch a glimpse of massive transmission lines extending out from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant on the banks of the Connecticut River.
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- Xi, Macron Agree to Promote China-France Cooperation, Xinhua, July 7
- Nuclear Envoys of S. Korea, US, Japan to Meet in Singapore, KBS, July 7
- France Could Close ‘Up to 17’ Nuclear Reactors by 2025, France 24, July 12
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NUCLEAR SAFETY AND SECURITY
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- U.S. Officials Say Russian Government Hackers Have Penetrated Energy and Nuclear Company Business Networks, Washington Post, July 8
- Nuclear Powers Rebuked as 122 Nations Adopt U.N. Ban, Politico, July 7
- Japan on the Wrong Side of Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, Japan Times, July 10
- Is Hacking Nuclear Power Plants Something We Should be Afraid of?, Forbes, July 7
- Editorial: Hack of Wolf Creek Nuclear Facility in Kansas is a Warning Sign, Kansas City Star, July 7