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VT Yankee Decommissioning Alliance and Stop the VT Gas Pipeline Fundraiser

When: Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Where: Nutty Steph’s, 961 Rt. 2, Middlesex, VT 05602 (in the same building at the Red Hen Bakery).

What: Join VYDA for a VT Yankee Decommissioning Alliance and Stop the VT Gas Pipeline Fundraiser.

Don’t miss music by Small Axe and performances by Erok Gillard and friends. We will also celebrate the announcement that Entergy will shut down Vermont Yankee next year.

Sliding scale: $5- $10

For more information call: Andy Plante at 802-223-5409

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The Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons for Boston and New York

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM in NYC

and Wednesday, October 9, 2013 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Boston.

Where: NYC location: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128 (Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall),

Boston location: the Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02133 (Gardner Auditorium)

What: Former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission joins panel to discuss the risks of nuclear power at the Indian Point and Pilgrim Nuclear Power Stations Seminar Tuesday, October 8 in NYC Seminar & Wednesday, October 9 in Boston.

You are cordially invited to attend a panel of speakers that includes the former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Dr. Gregory Jaczko; former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford; and nuclear engineer, Arnie Gundersen, who will share their perspectives on nuclear safety and the future of nuclear power. The panel will specifically address concerns regarding Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant now operating with an expired license in Buchanan, New York and Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The seminars will be held in New York City at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128 (Theresa L. Kaufmann Concert Hall) on Tuesday, Oct 8 and in Boston at the Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02133 (Gardner Auditorium) on Wednesday, Oct. 9

More speakers will be announced.


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NRC Waste Confidence Hearing

When: October 28, 2013, “Open House” at 6:00 PM, Meeting 7:00 – 10:00 PM.

Where: Chelmsford, MA, Radisson Hotel & Suites Chelmsford-Lowell

What: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings to collect comments on a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the extended storage of highly radioactive irradiated fuel rods currently stored at nuclear power reactor sites in Washington DC, and 10 other cities between October 1 and November 14, 2013.

(Draft GEIS:

This information is specific to NRC’s public meeting on Monday October 28 in Greater Boston: Chelmsford, Massachusetts Radisson Hotel & Suites Chelmsford-Lowell, 10 Independence Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01824.

Link to Google Map:

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We encourage local groups to use their own materials. Click here for draft organizing-documents, offered simply as a starting point or aid. Edit/insert your own info and quotes/revise/reject freely.

Also, this is the link to a helpful NIRS page regarding the meeting:

Clean up VY safely & Completely:

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Celebration on the Closing of VT Yankee

When: November 2, 2013, 6:00 – 11:00 PM.

Where: West Brattleboro Meeting House (UU Church)

What: Citizens Awareness Network and Safe and Green are throwing a Celebration on the Closing of VT Yankee!

John Shelton will play and others.

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Choose CAN as your favorite non-profit for Valley Gives!

When: December 12, 2013 between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM

Where: on line

What: When a donor comes to the Valley Gives website and makes a gift to their favorite nonprofits between 12 AM and 11:59 PM on December 12th, that gift will be added up, along with thousands of other gifts being made to nonprofits in western Massachusetts.

Throughout the day, donors will be randomly chosen and their gift will be amplified with a “Golden Ticket” adding $1,200 to support their favorite nonprofit. More than 80 different nonprofits will receive this bonus. At the end of 24 hours, the nonprofits that have raised the most money, and those that have the most unique donors, will be rewarded with special grants from a prize pool of $200,000.

To donate go to:

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A Barn for Bessie

CAN needs barn or shed space to store Bessie, the No-Nukes Trojan Cow for the winter. She is on a platform that is 6′ wide, 12′ long, and she stands about 8′ tall. If you have space or a lead on possible storage space please call Harvey at 413-625-6177.

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Join our Board

Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) is growing our board of directors. As you are well aware, CAN is a grassroots environmental organization working to end the use of unaffordable and dangerous nuclear power in the Northeast. CAN has successfully been an integral player in empowering communities to take action, has helped transform debates over energy, pollution and environmental justice and has helped reduce New England’s dependence on nuclear power by a significant percentage. Currently CAN is working on the closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, Vermont and is engaging New England communities in the transition to renewable energy sources You can learn more on the website:

If you would like to join the board of this vibrant organization at a pivotal moment in our ever-evolving mission, please contact us if you have finance skills, strategic planning skills, development skills, general non-profit board experience or have passion for an issue that is related to social justice or the environment.  We’re happy to answer any questions you might have and accept letters of interest at or you can post your paper letter to: CAN, P.O. Box 83, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.

Board terms are one year in length or longer. The board meets six times throughout the calendar year for board meetings.

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