Skip to content

130 arrested at Thursday’s VY protest via Bratteboro Reformer

BRATTLEBORO — More than 1,000 people converged on the headquarters of Vermont’s only nuclear power plant, to tell its owners to shut it down, the day after its initial 40-year operating license expired.
During Thursday’s six-hour rally and protest, one of the largest ever in Vermont, 130 people were willingly arrested for trespassing, including 16-year-old Jono Schiff of Brattleboro.
Schiff and his parents, Leo Schiff and Joy Hammond, were also arrested for trespassing on land owned by Vermont Yankee, near Old Ferry Road, and both said they couldn’t be more proud.
When asked why they thought it was necessary, Jono explained that he and his family don’t want to live in fear of another radiological disaster, like the one that happened in Fukushima, Japan a year ago.
“We don’t want another Fukushima,” Jono said. “Vermont Yankee shouldn’t be allowed to operate in Vermont.”

Continue reading at 130 arrested at Thursday’s VY protest

Posted in *English.

Tagged with , .

One Response

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

  1. Guest Posting says

    Found your post interesting to read. I can’t wait to see your post soon. Good Luck with the upcoming Update. This article is really very interesting and effective.

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.