Sunday, December 28, 2014

Vermont Yankee shut down after 42 years.

VT Yankee is set to shut down Monday after more than 42 years and this is cause for celebration. A long time ago I recognized the blight on the landscape that is caused by our need for power. I pulled the print above, Tritium Leaks in July of 2013 as the culmination of an ongoing project revolving around the inherent contradiction of industrial buildings along tranquil rivers and landscapes. At the time, I did not think Vermont Yankee would be shut down any time soon, let alone in a few short years. In my opinion, the pollution and expense of cleaning up the mess left behind is not worth the electricity it generated.

Thank you to everyone involved in every protest and effort to make this happen in my lifetime.


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