Vermont Yankee

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

VT Nuke Plant Had 2nd Fewest Region Safety Faults

Vermont Yankee
Credit NRC/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

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.

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

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

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit NRC/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

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.

Read more
North Country News
10:00 am
Sun September 1, 2013

NH Forms Group to Coordinate on Vt. Yankee Shutdown

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit NRC/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has formed a working group of state officials in response to the planned closing and decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Read more
North Country News
11:15 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Long-range Shutdown of Vt. Nuke Plant Creates Stir

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit NRC/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

It will take decades to clear the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant site of nuclear material and that's stirring concerns in the state.

Read more
Hudson Valley News
1:12 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Entergy Officials Say Indian Point Is Unaffected By Vermont Yankee Closure

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Following word that Entergy will shut down its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, Entergy officials say the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York is unaffected by the closure. Indian Point opponents disagree.

Entergy announced Tuesday that it will shut down Vermont Yankee, taking it offline by the end of next year. Entergy Wholesale Commodities President Bill Mohl said the plant could neither compete against natural gas prices nor continue to bear the impacts of regulations and costs. Mohl says the decision to close Vermont Yankee, or VY, is an individual one.

Read more
North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

NH Gov to Work With VT in Nuke Plant Closing

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit NRC/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan says now that the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is preparing to close, the state will work with Vermont to prepare for and minimize any impacts to the electric grid and energy costs.

Read more
North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Vermont Yankee To Shut Down

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit NRC/Entergy Nuclear

Entergy, the owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, announced this morning that the reactor will shut down and go off line at the end of 2014.

Read more
WAMC News
10:34 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Vermont Yankee To Shut Down in 2014

Vermont Yankee
Credit NRC/Entergy Nuclear

 The owner of Vermont Yankee says it will shutter the plant at the end of its current fuel cycle, a gradual shutdown that will see Vermont Yankee offline by the end of 2014.  WAMC's Pat Bradley reports.

Read more
North Country News
12:30 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Vermont Attorney General Reacts to Circuit Court Ruling

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell

On Wednesday, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision invalidating two Vermont laws pertaining to state oversight of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell tells North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that while many aspects of the decision were disappointing for the state, there were some important determinations in the state’s favor.

Read more
North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Vermont GOP Chairman Hits Sorrell, Democrats Over VY

Vermont Yankee
Credit NRC/Entergy Nuclear

The chairman of the Vermont Republican Party is attacking Attorney General Bill Sorrell and his fellow Democrats over their efforts to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

Read more

Pages