Vermont Yankee

North Country News
6:35 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Financial Firm Predicts Closure of Vermont Yankee

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An investment firm is predicting that the owners of Vermont’s only nuclear power plant will close that facility.

A UBS Securities analysis of the cash flow of Entergy Nuclear properties says both Fitzpatrick in New York and Vermont Yankee “...are at risk of retirement...” due to modest or negative cash flows at the plants thru 2016.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Technical Hearings Begin on Vermont Yankee Permit

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

Lawyers for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owner are trying to draw tight boundaries around the issues a state panel can consider as it weighs whether to grant the plant a new state permit.

At a Public Service Board hearing on Monday, Entergy Corp. lawyers argued that the board should not consider the plant's impact on tourism, because any impact there might be tied to perceptions about nuclear safety — and federal law makes that solely the jurisdiction of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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North Country News
11:37 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Vermont Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Nuke Plant

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A lawyer for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant's owner told the Vermont Supreme Court it should dismiss a complaint that says the plant has been disobeying orders from the utility regulating Public Service Board.

During oral arguments Wednesday, Entergy Corp. lawyer Kathleen Sullivan said the board was in error when it ruled twice last year that by continuing to operate the plant, Entergy was violating the terms of the board's ruling that allowed the company to buy the plant in 2002.

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WAMC News
2:29 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Court Observers Assess Arguments in Vermont Yankee Appeal

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard arguments Monday in a dispute between Entergy Nuclear and the state of Vermont about continued operations of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

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North Country News
4:48 am
Tue January 15, 2013

NY Appeals Court Hears Nuclear Plant Arguments

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A New York federal appeals court has heard arguments but given no indication which way it's leaning in a court case over Vermont's only nuclear plant.

A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan had questions for both sides Monday in the dispute over the future of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given the 40-year-old plant a license  extension to operate for another 20 years. However, Vermont has not issued a state license for the plant to operate.

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Judge Allows New England Coalition to Continue Complaint to Supreme Court

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A federal court judge has denied a motion for an injunction by Entergy Nuclear that would have barred the New England Coalition from bringing an enforcement request to the Vermont Supreme Court.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Public Service Board Asks Court to Deny New England Coalition Petition

Vermont Yankee
Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

Last week, the New England Coalition filed a complaint with the Vermont Supreme Court asking for an injunction to force the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to cease operations until the Public Service Board rules on a Certificate of Public Good - the state’s operating license.  On Monday, the Vermont Department of Public Service asked the Court to deny that petition.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Group Files For State Supreme Court Injunction for Vermont Yankee Shutdown

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

The New England Coalition, which opposes continued operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, is asking Vermont’s highest court to issue an injunction forcing the plant to shut down.

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WAMC News
5:10 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Vermont Supreme Court Asked to Order Nuke Shutdown

Vermont Yankee
Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

An anti-nuclear group is asking the Vermont Supreme Court to order an immediate shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

The New England Coalition points to a state Public Service Board order last week saying the Vernon reactor's owners agreed in 2002 to shut down if they didn't have a new state certificate of public good by this past March.

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WAMC News
5:45 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Utility Board Rejects Vermont Yankee Requests

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The Vermont Public Service Board is rejecting requests by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant that it be allowed to continue operating without the approval of the board.

In an order dated yesterday, the board also rejected a request by the plant's owner, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, that it modify conditions of its order limiting the amount of spent nuclear fuel that could be stored on the grounds of the Vernon reactor.

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