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.
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.
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.
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.
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.