The recent deal to end litigation and provide a path to decommissioning the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant could also provide a roadmap for other states.
The Vernon reactor is one of five nuclear power plants that recently announced plans to close before their federal licenses expire, and some experts told Vermont Public Radio that what happens with Vermont Yankee could affect other plants around the country.
Michael Dworkin of the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School, says Vermont could help lead the way to a more transparent and inclusive decommissioning process.
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