Vermont Yankee

North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Sorrell Says Saving VY Legal Fees Justifies Appeal

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Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says he's disappointed a federal appeals court has ruled against the state Legislature's efforts to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Entergy to Cut Jobs at Vermont Yankee

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Entergy Corporation plans to cut about 30 jobs at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant by the end of the year. While it’s not good news for the plant nor surrounding community, Vermont Yankee supporters say the real concern is the state’s continuing effort to shutter the plant.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Vermont Yankee to Lay Off 30 Workers

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The owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant says about 30 jobs will be cut by the end of the year.

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Hudson Valley News
6:49 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Indian Point And Vermont Yankee Are Included In Entergy Job Cuts

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Entergy Corporation has announced it plans to cut 800 jobs nationwide by the end of the year. For Entergy’s nuclear operations in the Northeast, pink slips will go out at Westchester County-based Indian Point, Pilgrim, and Vermont Yankee.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Entergy Says Vermont Should Butt Out of Generator Review

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The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owner is again trying to limit the state's regulatory authority over the Vernon reactor — this time over a new diesel-fired backup generator the plant intends to install.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Hearing Scheduled on Vermont Yankee Challenge

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A federal court judge has scheduled a hearing on June 4 on a challenge by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

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North Country News
7:13 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

New Lawsuit Filed in Dispute Between Vermont and Nuclear Power Plant

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The owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has filed a new lawsuit against the state of Vermont.  The company claims the state’s utility oversight board is preventing the company from installing federally required safety equipment.

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North Country News
4:36 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Vermont Court Denies Anti-Nuke Injunction Petition

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The Vermont Supreme Court has dismissed a request for an injunction to shut down the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Entergy, Vermont Utilities Fight Over Documents

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More than five years after the collapse of a cooling tower at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, legal wrangling continues over the incident between Vermont's utilities and plant owner Entergy Corp.

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North Country News
6:29 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Entergy to Refuel Nuclear Plant Despite Negative Financial Reports

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Entergy has announced that the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant will be refueled this spring, despite the company facing negative financial analyses.

Entergy will not release the cost of refueling the Vernon reactor, but Vermont Business Magazine is reporting that the last process, done in October 2011, cost nearly 100-million dollars.  Vermont Yankee Spokesman Rob Williams explains that the plant is on an 18-month refueling cycle and they continue to operate based on federal licensing and favorable court decisions.

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