Spinning World: Great Moments in Nuclear History 1

Vermont Yankee is an aging nuclear power plant in Vernon, VT, less than 10 miles from my home. It’s current (out-of-state) parent company, Entergy, secured approval to run the plant at 120% its original rated capacity, and is trying to extend its license 20 years past the original planned shutdown in 2012. Hopefully the numerous blatant maintenance failures they’ve experienced in the last couple years will help us prevent that. Just a couple weeks ago, the plant cut back to 25% capacity because the cooling towers sprang some leaks (yes, even the repaired one that’s supposed to be totally fine after fresh inspections).

On August 6 through 9, Citizens Awareness Network will have a Walk For A Nuclear-Free Future through Vermont in honor of Hiroshima Day and Nagasaki Day.

(EDIT 8/3: Several other groups are co-sponsoring the walk. Also, CAN is now going to use this comic and the text under it on a flyer to be given away during the walk. Cool!)

Spinning World appears in The Commons and TWIG.

This comic appears in Square Dance #3.

- Great Moments In Nuclear History 1 -
Comments (3)
  1. Colin —

    Hey, I’ve been reading Barefoot Gen recently… It definitely threw me to see such an INTENSE topic taken so lightly in the first two panels, but then I guess that’s what you’re saying. Why are we bringing this dangerous, poisonous technology into our already dangerous and poisonous energy system?

    Your comics may be the way to bring some more attention to the issue.

    I hope you’re going to cover the Walk for a Nuke-Free Future in comics format!

    — Marek

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