BRATTLEBORO -- As part of the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution's 42nd Annual Membership Meeting this weekend, Dr. Marvin Resnikoff will speak about decommissioning the Vermont Yankee reactor.
On Sept. 28, at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, Resnikoff, who is a Radioactive Waste Management Specialist, will speak about how much radioactivity remains and where it is located. He will be speaking from personal experience in dealing with reactor decommissioning at New York's West Valley reprocessing plant and Kentucky's Maxey Flats nuclear waste landfill.
Resnikoff brings a critical view to the plans and problems of Entergy delaying dismantling Vermont Yankee for 60 years and what has been learned post-shutdown at other reactors, including Connecticut Yankee. He has published four books on radioactive waste.
The coalition's meeting begins at 4 p.m. to conduct the annual business of the organization, election of trustees and review the current legal and regulatory initiatives related to Vermont Yankee. Resnikoff's presentation will begin at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
A potluck dinner, awards ceremony and music will begin at