Vermont Yankee

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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A now-closed nuclear power plant in Vermont will no longer notify surrounding communities of emergencies.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Photos obtained from a whistleblower and published in a Vermont newspaper have renewed calls for stricter oversight of Entergy and its management of the fund dedicated to decommissioning the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee has announced that it will begin transferring spent nuclear fuel two years ahead of schedule.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Federal regulators have approved plans for Vermont Yankee to shut down its 10-mile emergency planning zone around the shuttered nuclear reactor next year.

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch has written a letter to the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission demanding more public participation in the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning process.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has withdrawn its request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license amendment that would have allowed the company to stop notifying officials of withdrawals from the Vermont Yankee decommissioning trust fund.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has agreed with Vermont that a hearing is needed over the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's use of money from its decommissioning fund for management of radioactive waste at the plant site.

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A southwestern New Hampshire organization is getting a $350,000 economic development grant from the parent company of Vermont Yankee to benefit communities affected by the closure of the nuclear power plant.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Officials at the now-closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon have launched a monthly television show to tell the public about progress cleaning up the facility.

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An official with Vermont Yankee nuclear plant owner Entergy Corp. says it's offering no guarantees that the company will pay to decommission the retired reactor if the job's still not done at the end of a 60-year period.

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Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave an overview of the decommissioning process this week and what Vermonters can expect now that the Vermont Yankee reactor has shut down.

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The NRC held meetings with the media and the public on Thursday to explain the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant’s decommissioning process.

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The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant is no longer generating power.

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In the latest example of a national trend, next Monday — after years of contentious debate, protests and criticism — the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant will permanently shut down, marking a new era for Vernon, Vermont.

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Five Windham County projects have been selected to receive $814,000 in grants after the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shuts down.

Last year after the plant's owner, Entergy Nuclear, announced it was closing the plant, it agreed to contribute $10 million over five years for economic development in the county.

But Gov. Peter Shumlin said when he reviewed the 24 proposals, he found most didn't offer the "transformational new jobs and economic opportunity we were hoping for."

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is going to be testing its emergency sirens in three states.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has released a new estimate of what it will cost to decommission the reactor, manage high-level radioactive waste and restore the plant site.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has begun a gradual reduction of the electricity that it generates that will end with the plant shutting down in December.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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Vermont's Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel has been created and six members have been appointed.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The Texas facility where the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant ships its low-level radioactive waste may be poised to grow.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The owner of Vermont Yankee has taken a step to fulfill one of the items in an agreement with the state leading to the shut down of the nuclear power plant.

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The Vermont Clean Energy Development Board has scheduled a public meeting on a $5.3 million payment to the state by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant for clean energy development.

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The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development is creating guidelines to distribute grant money that will help Windham County after the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shuts down.

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A conference at Landmark College earlier this month focused on the socioeconomic ramifications of Vermont Yankee’s closure and how lessons learned here — and previous nuclear plant closures — could aid other communities facing future nuclear plant shutdowns.

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The select board in the Vermont town of Vernon has signed a contract with the owner of the closing Vermont Yankee nuclear plant that will stabilize the town's tax base through March 2015.

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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.

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After years of contentious debate and legal battles, the state of Vermont and Entergy, the company that owns the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant announced on Monday afternoon that a settlement has been reached that will end all ongoing litigation and delineate a compressed decommissioning schedule.

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The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that a generating tax imposed by the state on Vermont's only nuclear plant is legal and sent the appeal back to the state court.

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A panel that advises Vermont state policy makers on activities at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant wants the plant to be dismantled promptly after it stops operating next year.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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A Vermont state panel that oversees the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has put off a decision on whether it wants to urge a quick decommissioning for the plant, which is due to close late next year.

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