Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

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

Vermont Yankee Deal Could Be Roadmap For Others

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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Credit Entergy/NRC

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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5:40 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

NRC Says No Need for Increased Vermont Yankee Inspections

Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

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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