July 21st, 2008

Entergy: Frequently Assbackward Questions

by Philip Baruth

When Entergy labels a set of questions “Frequently Asked,” especially on their Vermont Yankee website, they do mean frequently. For instance, the best question, not to mention the best particular phasing, of any FAQ ever frequently answered by any company anywhere:

Q: Why can’t a Chernobyl-like event occur at Vermont Yankee?

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But for best question asked and answered, VDB gives the nod finally to this little gem, down near the bottom of the sequence:

Q: How does the federal government plan on storing spent fuel in the future?

A: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 required the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to begin safely and permanently disposing of spent fuel from all commercial nuclear power plants no later than January 31, 1998.

Not to worry, Windham County. Apparently all of this was cleared up a good ten years ago, safely and permanently.