Vermont Yankee

State supports confidentiality for documents in Yankee case

Officials won’t object to NorthStar Group Services’ request to restrict public access to two Vermont Yankee decommissioning documents. But two organizations are protesting.

Nuclear regulators to appear in Brattleboro next week

NRC members will hold sessions with the public and the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel regarding NorthStar Group Services’ plan for Vermont Yankee.

Yankee suitor: Public shouldn’t see ‘highly confidential’ plans

NorthStar Group Services is asking for unusual protections for two documents related to decommissioning. But some people are raising concerns about transparency.

Vermont Yankee money fuels clean energy projects

More than $358,000 in grants will go toward renewable energy. The new program is funded by money Entergy has paid into the state’s Clean Energy Development Fund.

Coalition wants state to reject parts of Vermont Yankee plan

The New England Coalition claims the proposed buyer of the Vernon nuclear plant is trying to renege on previous orders issued by the state Public Service Board.

Some predict trouble over rubble at Vermont Yankee

The company hoping to buy the plant wants to reuse crushed concrete as fill at the site. The current owner pledged in 2013 not to do that, and a watchdog group likens it to creating a landfill.

Guy Page: NorthStar has a solid decommissioning plan

It is my hope that after careful review, the Public Service Board will find that early decommissioning of the site is in the public interest and that NorthStar is more than qualified to get the job done.

Host town formally backs Vermont Yankee sale

The Vernon Selectboard wants the state to OK NorthStar Group Services’ purchase of the plant. The chairman says he’s confident in the company’s proposal and wary of “internet scientists” who question it.

Grant program called success despite medical firm’s defection

The company reportedly is leaving Vermont two years after getting $200,000 from the Windham County Economic Development Program. The fund has awarded more than $6 million to employers, including the New England Center for Circus Arts.

Vermont Yankee cleanup partner stops work on nuclear dump

Waste Control Specialists says it faces too many financial hurdles to pursue a high-level waste facility in Texas. But that doesn’t have to jeopardize the proposal for cleaning up Vermont Yankee.

Vernon Planning Commission: Chapter 3 in Vernon’s energy drama

Vernon stands poised to contribute to new cutting edge power generation – which has become something of a habit for our small town in the southeastern corner of Vermont.

Vernon halts work toward municipal fiber optic network

Advocates had seen such a system as one way to combat the loss of Vermont Yankee. But town officials have suspended the project, citing a lack of interest.

Proposed Vermont Yankee cleanup company responds to concerns

AREVA Nuclear Materials is defending the timing, cost and safety of a plan to accelerate the cleanup of Vermont Yankee.

Questions dominate Vermont Yankee sale discussion

Many who spoke at a meeting in Vernon want the former nuclear plant site cleaned up quickly. But they’re not yet convinced that NorthStar – the proposed buyer – can do it right.