Vermont Yankee

NRC/Entergy Nuclear

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

WAMC/Allison Dunne

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.

NRC/Entergy Nuclear

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.

NRC/Entergy Nuclear

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

NRC/Entergy Nuclear

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.