Vermont Yankee

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

Long-range Shutdown of Vt. Nuke Plant Creates Stir

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

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

Entergy Officials Say Indian Point Is Unaffected By Vermont Yankee Closure

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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.

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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
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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.

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

Vermont Yankee To Shut Down

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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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.

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WAMC News
10:34 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Vermont Yankee To Shut Down in 2014

Vermont Yankee
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 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.

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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.

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

Vermont GOP Chairman Hits Sorrell, Democrats Over VY

Vermont Yankee
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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.

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North Country News
7:00 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Key Court Ruling Issued in Vermont Yankee Case

Vermont Yankee
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A federal appeals court on Wednesday largely upheld a lower court ruling against Vermont's attempts to close the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Shumlin: Vt. Yankee 'Process Does Not End'

Vermont Yankee
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is expressing disagreement with a major court decision blocking the state's efforts to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

Governor Shumlin, who is on vacation,  issued a statement that says while Wednesday's decision from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York blocks the Legislature's efforts to close the plant it does not halt review of the Vernon reactor's operations by the state Public Service Board.
Vermont Public Service Department Deputy Commissioner Darren Springer says it is a key element in the decision.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Court: Vermont Can't Use Law to Close Nuclear Plant

Vermont Yankee
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A federal appeals court has largely upheld a ruling against Vermont's attempts to close a nuclear power plant in the state.

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