Anti-nuclear activists in Vermont are a strange breed. Yesterday the NRC gave Vermont Yankee the high marks they deserve for plant safety and other performance measures. The anry anti-nukes responded with compost, throwing it, covering NRC documents with it, and spreading it into water glasses.
It wasn’t just invectives that flew from mouths of the anti-nuclear activists at Thursday’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting in Brattleboro. One activist also threw compost at Vermont Yankee’s site vice president <name redacted>. Carrying a bag to the front of the conference room, she threw a handful of “spent food” at <name redacted> and other Entergy executives before depositing handfuls of compost on a table where NRC officials sat.
The NRC was in Brattleboro to discuss Yankee’s 2008 annual assessment, in which the agency stated the nuclear power plant was operated “in a manner that preserved public health and safety and fully met all cornerstone objectives.”
The above was edited to remove inflammatory remarks by a clearly deranged activist.
What really amazed me was not the ill behavior of the anti-nukes (I’ve come to expect that!), but the supportive and even jovial manner in which the “Brattelboro Reformer” the local newspaper covered the story.