Randy Kehle of Colrain, MA writes:
If you live in one of the towns within 20 miles of the “Vermont Yankee” (VY) nuclear reactor in Vernon, Vermont–a.k.a. the “evacuation zone” (see list of towns below)–and,
If you would like to see this aged, accident-prone reactor retired on schedule when its original 40-year license expires in March of 2012, rather than allowed to operate for another 20 years, until 2032(!), as VY’s Louisiana-based, mega-corporate owner, Entergy Nuclear, is pushing for
Then, please click HERE to read and sign onto our letter to the members of the Vermont legislation, who may soon be casting an historic vote re Vermont Yankee’s future.
And then, please share this message with others who live in “Evacuation Zone” towns (list below) and urge them to send it out to their friends and neighbors. We need everyone’s help with this, ASAP.
The letter will be carried – by hand and on foot – to the Vermont State Capitol and personally presented to legislators by people from the evacuation zone who will be participating in a 120-mile walk, January 2-13, 2010 from Brattleboro to Montpelier, entitled “Step It Up to Shut It Down.” To join or support the walk, go to: www.safeandgreencampaign.org
Towns within (or partially within) 20 miles of the VY nuclear reactor:
VERMONT: Brattleboro, Brookside, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster, Whitingham, Wilmington
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Chesterfield, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Hinsdale, Keene, Marlborough, Richmond, Roxbury, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland, Winchester
MASSACHUSETTS: Athol, Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Royalston, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell