CITIZENS AWARENESS NETWORK INC

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Fukushima Vigil Line Up, photo by Cate Woolner

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Fukushima Vigil, photo by Cate Woolner

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04162013 Shut-It-Downers at Vermont Yankee Connie Harvard, left, and Judy Wolter, photo by Hattie Nestel

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Bessie, the CAN Cow

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Entergy is closing VT Yankee by the end of 2014! But our work is not over.

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Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) a grassroots environmental organization working to replace nuclear power with sustainable energy solutions.

Our successes include:

CAN won lawsuits against NRC over the illegal decommissioning of Yankee Rowe and in a separate lawsuit, Boston Edison in its attempt to join a consortium of nuclear corporations to site a nuclear waste dump on the skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah.

CAN organized and ran with the MA Department of health a citizen health study on the Deerfield River Valley which found statistical significance in cancer and children with Down Syndrome. We organized pro bono help from John Snow Institute, Harvard School of Public Health and USGS.

CAN organized a high-level waste conference bringing reactor and waste communities together to create nuclear waste policy that supported both affected communities, which included the concept of Hardened On Site Storage (HOSS) on nuclear fuel. HOSS requires increased safety measures to ensure that casks are robust to limit their vulnerability to acts of malice or accidents.

As a founding member of Safe Power Vermont, a coalition committed to VY's closure, CAN mobilized support for the passage of Act 160 in Vermont that empowered the legislature to decide Vermont Yankee's future through acceptance or rejection of a state certificate of public good. Through our organizing and lobbying work, CAN was instrumental in securing the VT Senate vote to close Vermont Yankee in the 2010 legislative session.

CAN with representatives from other reactor communities submitted a petition to the NRC to revoke Entergy's license to operate its Vermont Yankee, Pilgrim and Fitzpatrick reactors. There is a conflict between Entergy's bottom line and the safe operation of these reactors. Numerous financial analysts have downgrade Entergy because of its financial vulnerability at these nuclear sites. The petition has been accepted and NRC staff has requested financial Information from the corporation. The Attorneys General in New York and Massachusetts have submitted letter of support for our petition.

With Entergy's announcement to shutter Vermont Yankee, CAN worked with the state of Vermont to created a Citizens Advisory Panel which began monitoring Vermont Yankee's decommissioning activities. CAN continues to advocate for the safety of the tri-state community.

CAN CONTINUES TO ACT TODAY TO CHANGE TOMORROW!

CAN is committed to supporting the green revolution evolving in the New England. We will work to support energy legislation that advances the development of renewables including solar and efficiency.

CAN supports energy equity to ensure that the advancement of a renewable energy includes low income communities.

Decommissioning and nuclear waste are a vital concern to our communities. It is essential that the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee is accomplished safely and responsibly. CAN is committed to ensuring that this process is as democratic and transparent as possible.

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CITIZENS AWARENESS NETWORK INC
PO BOX 83
SHELBURNE FLS, MA 01370

Phone
(413) 625-6177

Web
http://nukebusters.org

Email
harvey@nukebusters.org

Mission
Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) a grassroots environmental organization working to replace nuclear power with sustainable energy solutions.

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