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Vermont Yankee Dry casks hold spent nuclear fuel at shutdown Vermont Yankee in Vernon. Photo courtesy of Vermont Yankee. BRATTLEBORO — While Vermont Yankee's accelerated cleanup plan appears to be gaining momentum, the question of what to do with the plant's radioactive spent fuel remains ...
BRATTLEBORO — Vermont Yankee administrators have shipped away nearly 700,000 gallons of contaminated groundwater as they continue to deal with ... Those shipments now total 695,000 gallons, Lynch told Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel members Thursday night in ...

VERNON — Even as Vermont Yankee's accelerated cleanup plan appears to be gaining momentum, the question of what to do with the plant's ... But if the companies are successful, the Texas site might represent a long-sought destination for spent fuel from Vermont Yankee and other nuclear plants ...
The effort to move Vermont Yankee's spent fuel into sealed casks is still on hold as crews perform precautionary inspections. The NRC and Entergy recently reported that a potential issue emerged at another nuclear site involving casks made by Holtec International, the company that manufactures Vermont ...
Spokesmen for plant owner Entergy and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission characterized the delay as precautionary. They said loose bolts were discovered in Holtec International's casks at a different nuclear site, and no problem has been identified at Vermont Yankee, which also uses that ...
"That is fabulous news. I am very, very happy to hear that," said Susan Quinn of Vernon. It's not often that you get that sort of reaction from residents in Vernon, home of the now-defunct Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Especially from someone like Susan Quinn, who recently moved back to town after ...

Affiliates of Entergy Corporation and NorthStar Group Services Inc have signed agreements with State of Vermont agencies and other parties on terms for the sale approval of the shut-down Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to NorthStar. The sale will enable the accelerated decommissioning of the ...
The New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution, a safe energy advocacy group focused on the hazards and risks of nuclear power, was one of 10 groups at the table during closed-door negotiations over the document, including Entergy, Northstar, the Vermont Department of Health, the Vermont Attorney ...
State officials and Entergy Corp. have reached an agreement on the sale and decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, potentially allowing the utility to sell the facility to a company specializing in power plant demolitions. Entergy has targeted 2075 for the decommissioning and site restoration ...
MONTPELIER — The state has struck an agreement with the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant and the New York City demolition company that wants to buy it. The deal increases financial assurances to the state for the plant's accelerated decommissioning. The new assurances come to close to ...
Longstanding, closed-door negotiations regarding the sale of a shuttered nuclear plant on the Connecticut River could wrap up next week, according to a Vermont news organization. Entergy's Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, which ceased operations in 2014, is located in Vernon, an 10-mile drive ...
Long-standing opponents of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant have continually objected to NorthStar's proposed plan to decommission the nuclear plant within the next 10 years despite all of the near-term benefits. Most recently, a number of individuals have demanded that the Vermont Yankee site ...
The SAFSTOR decommissioning approach (which is being utilized at the now closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which is also owned by Entergy) delays for up to 60 years the complete decontamination and dismantling of a site. During that delay radioactive contaminants of the reactor and ...
State regulators will consider the testimony of two prominent nuclear power critics in deciding whether a cleanup company should be allowed to buy Vermont Yankee. The Vermont Public Utility Commission has ruled that the majority of testimony offered by Ray Shadis and Arnie Gundersen is admissible.
Of those, 26 were from Entergy Corp., owner of the permanently shut-down Vermont Yankee plant. Requests from licensees have ranged from the elimination of the 10-mile emergency planning zones surrounding plants to reductions in required liability insurance for off-site problems, a shrinking of security ...
It is essential that state and local leaders have a seat at the table throughout the decommissioning process. This commonsense legislation ensures the decommissioning process is transparent, inclusive and collaborative so that all interested parties are heard.” The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in ...
MONTPELIER — Reporting they have made “significant progress” in confidential talks to resolve the state's concerns about the proposed sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to a New York City demolition company, state regulators have asked the Public Utility Commission for more time to ...

As you know, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is the subject of a proposed sale to NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company. As long as the owner has the resources to clean up the site, I do not necessarily care who owns it. What I do care about is a commitment to clean up the site to at least ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Confidential talks between the administration of Gov. Phil Scott and the owner and would-be owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant have made progress in resolving the state's concerns about the sale. In a series of filings last week with the Public Utility Commission (PUC), ...
The deal, which the two companies want to close by the end of this year, requires approval from both the state utility commission and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Entergy stopped power production at Vermont Yankee at the end of 2014 and had been planning a prolonged decommissioning ...
Long-standing opponents of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant have continually objected to NorthStar's proposed plan to decommission the nuclear plant within the next 10 years despite all of the near-term benefits. Most recently, a number of individuals have demanded that the Vermont Yankee site ...
State regulators will consider the testimony of two prominent nuclear power critics in deciding whether a cleanup company should be allowed to buy Vermont Yankee. The Vermont Public Utility Commission has ruled that the majority of testimony offered by Ray Shadis and Arnie Gundersen is admissible.
It is essential that state and local leaders have a seat at the table throughout the decommissioning process. This commonsense legislation ensures the decommissioning process is transparent, inclusive and collaborative so that all interested parties are heard.” The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in ...
As you know, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is the subject of a proposed sale to NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company. As long as the owner has the resources to clean up the site, I do not necessarily care who owns it. What I do care about is a commitment to clean up the site to at least ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Confidential talks between the administration of Gov. Phil Scott and the owner and would-be owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant have made progress in resolving the state's concerns about the sale. In a series of filings last week with the Public Utility Commission (PUC), ...
J.F. Lehman & Co. acquired Texas-based Waste Control Specialists, which is slated to dispose of Vermont Yankee's low-level radioactive waste when the idled Vernon nuclear plant is razed. Last year, J.F. Lehman acquired NorthStar Group Services, the company that wants to buy Vermont Yankee and ...
There is a beautiful piece of land on the Connecticut River in Vernon, Vt., that the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution is advocating to protect. The river there, in the past, was used for commerce and for fishing by the Abenaki tribes. There is a large boulder on the riverbank that guided navigators.
MONTPELIER — Confidential talks between the administration of Gov. Phil Scott and the owner and would-be owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant have made progress in resolving the state's concerns about the sale. In a series of filings this week with the Public Utility Commission, plant ...
VERNON — The current and prospective owners of Vermont Yankee are pushing for a quick settlement with state regulators who are reviewing the idled nuclear plant's potential sale. But there's no deal yet, and a status conference in the case scheduled for Thursday morning was canceled by the state ...
Entergy ceased producing power at Vermont Yankee at the end of 2014 and wants to sell the Vernon plant – along with its decommissioning trust fund – to NorthStar by the end of this year. The sale is subject to approvals from the utility commission and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Vernon, Vt. — A plan to speed up the storage of Vermont Yankee's radioactive spent fuel poses “no significant environmental impacts,” federal regulators have ruled. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sees no environmental risk in allowing Entergy to load “hotter fuel” into sealed casks faster than ...
When the Vermont Legislature approved by one vote the construction of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power station in Vernon, the proposal came from a consortium of New England energy companies led by a Vermont energy company. In 2001, VY was sold to Entergy of New Orleans, a nuclear and gas ...
Comparing the potential closing of Three Mile Island to the recent closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear generating station does not add up — especially for midstate businesses and consumers. The energy and power generation markets in Vermont and Pennsylvania are very different. Pennsylvania is ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Several Vermont state agencies are seeking to delay hearings this month on the proposed sale of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The Rutland Herald reports state agencies asked the Public Utility Commission Thursday to postpone hearings scheduled for this ...
Vermont Yankee 2010 The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. Photo courtesy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission State officials may be close to resolving their differences with the current and prospective owners of Vermont Yankee, potentially paving the way for the plant to change hands ...
Three years ago, a serious downswing was on everyone's minds. The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, 6 miles south of Main Street, went offline in December 2014. Yankee had powered the local economy for generations, employing about 650 directly and activating economic activity measurable in ...
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Vermont Public Utility Commission has canceled tonight's scheduled public hearing on the proposed sale of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee Corp. to NorthStar Group Services, due to heavy snow predictions. The hearing, along with a Department of Public Service ...
Three years ago, a serious downswing was on everyone's minds. The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, 6 miles south of Main Street, went offline in December 2014. Yankee had powered the local economy for generations, employing about 650 directly and activating economic activity measurable in ...
Editor's note: This commentary is by Margaret Harrington, of Burlington, who is host/producer of the “Nuclear Free Future Conversation” broadcast on Ch 17 Center for Media and Democracy. Forty years of nuclear waste from Vermont Yankee in Vernon should not be transferred to the proposed high-level ...
Throughout the history of nuclear power, there has been a long chain of broken promises and false assurances about the safety of nuclear plants. We have witnessed the accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and most recently, Fukushima. Vermont Yankee has also had its share of accidents and safety ...
VERNON — The shutdown of nuclear power plant Vermont Yankee in December 2014 is still weighing heavily on town officials as they budget for the coming fiscal year. "We have to do the best we can to balance the needs of the departments against the needs of taxpayers to keep their costs down, the ...
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- A plan to transfer ownership of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station to a cleanup contractor will be the topic of a Jan. 4 public hearing before the Vermont Public Utilities Commission. Plant owner Entergy Corp. says selling the now-shuttered nuke to NorthStar Group Services Inc.
With the shutdown of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant at the end of 2014, and the predicted closure of Massachusetts' only remaining nuclear power generating facility — Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth — a combination of economic factors and sustained anti-nuclear activism is finally resulting ...
VERNON — Entergy will mark a Vermont Yankee milestone next week, but the occasion won't be accompanied by any fanfare, public meetings or regulatory ... led to creation of a standalone fund that couldn't be used for radiological work that is the purview of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
But talks with the state, which has jurisdiction over nonradiological contaminants, led to creation of a standalone fund that couldn't be used for radiological work that is the purview of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. “It is not typical,” Twomey said of the site restoration fund. “We certainly don't ...
VERNON – A New York company is using words like “reasonable,” “reliable” and “adequate” in an effort to convince federal regulators that it has enough cash to buy and clean up Vermont Yankee. In answer to questions posed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NorthStar Group Services says it has a ...
The state identifies two GDS employees who will be working on the Vermont Yankee case – William Jacobs and Richard Polich. According to state documents, both have more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, including experience with nuclear issues. After learning of the state's intention ...
MONTPELIER — Reporting they have made “significant progress” in confidential talks to resolve the state's concerns about the proposed sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to a New York City demolition company, state regulators have asked the Public Utility Commission for more time to ...
18 a public hearing on the petition for ownership transfer of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee Corp. to NorthStar Group Services. The 7 p.m. hearing, which had been postponed due to last week's snowstorm, will take place in Brattleboro Union High School's Multi-Purpose Room. It will be preceded at 6 ...
A deal to sell and dismantle the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant needs more money to make it work, and negotiations are underway this week to resolve the issue. NorthStar Decommissioning Holdings wants to buy the now closed Vermont Yankee plant. The company has said it could decommission the ...


 

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