Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

New England News
6:30 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

NRC Officials Explain Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Process

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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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New England News
10:15 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

NRC Explains Vermont Yankee Decommissioning

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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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New England News
9:20 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Vermont Nuke Plant To Test Emergency Sirens

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

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New England News
11:45 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Health Department Urges Nuke Pill Replacement

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The Vermont Health Department is urging adults who live near the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to replace their potassium iodide tablets.

The pills are available for anyone who lives or works in the six towns within the emergency planning zone around the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant: Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Marlboro and Vernon.

The adult tablets expire at the end of the month. Tablets for children are not expiring and don't need to be replaced.

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New England News
8:50 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Vermont Yankee Deal Could Be Roadmap For Others

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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.

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.

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New England News
7:36 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Vt. Lawmakers To Hear About Plant Closing's Impact

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Two Vermont House committees are planning a special trip to the state's southeast corner to hear about the impact of the impending closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

On Oct. 28, the lawmakers travel to Vernon Elementary School to hear from business and other local leaders from 1:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon and from the general public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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WAMC News
5:40 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

NRC Says No Need for Increased Vermont Yankee Inspections

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it official: It sees no need for stepped-up inspections at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

That word comes in a letter from William Dean, Northeast regional administrator for the NRC, to Vermont Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller.

Miller has written to the NRC twice this year to raise concerns about what she has termed human performance problems at the plant.

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