Vermont Yankee

North Country News
10:45 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Vermont Developing Rules For Post-Nuke Grants

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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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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Conference Assesses Socioeconomic Impact Of Nuclear Plant Closure

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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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North Country News
11:30 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

VT Nuclear Plant Signs Agreement With Town of Vernon

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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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North Country News
7:30 pm
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.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Vermont And Entergy Reach Agreement On Future Of Vermont Yankee Operations

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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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North Country News
5:45 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

District Court Returns Appeal On Nuclear Plant Tax To State Court

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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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North Country News
11:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

VT Panel Urges Prompt Nuke Decommissioning

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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.

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North Country News
10:00 am
Sun October 20, 2013

VT Panel: No Decision on Nuke Decommissioning

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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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North Country News
9:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

VT Nuke Plant Had 2nd Fewest Region Safety Faults

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The federal Government Accountability Office says the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant had the second fewest number of safety violations in the Northeast from 2000 to 2012 among facilities with only one reactor.

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North Country News
4:30 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Entergy Begins Formal Notification of Nuclear Shutdown as Local Community Prepares for Economic Chan

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Entergy, the owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, has taken the first of two formal steps to notify the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the plant is shutting down.

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