The Greenpeace airship A.E. Bates flies near the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vermont, with a banner reading "Shut Down Vermont Yankee." Greenpeace flew near the risky and dangerous nuclear reactor to send a message to Entergy, the plant’s corporate owners and potential buyers. Following Entergy’s recent announcement to sell the 38-year old reactor as well as an unplanned shutdown after another leak of radioactive water, the Greenpeace action drew attention to the problems facing the reactor and warned potential buyers of the risks of purchasing the plant.
Photo by CJ Gunther