Vermont Yankee

Vermont Yankee tech skipped tests of safety gear, say feds

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a staffer deliberately didn’t perform daily checks of employees’ radiation detection monitors. But there’s no evidence the equipment malfunctioned.

States claim NRC ignoring nuke cleanup concerns

Officials from Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York want a greater role for states in the nuclear decommissioning process. But they say the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission isn’t listening.

Nuclear dismantler touts safety, experience for Vermont job

If Vermont Yankee is sold, Washington, D.C.-based AREVA Nuclear Materials will be in charge of cutting up, packaging and transporting the reactor to a disposal site in Texas.

Judge blocks $367 million sale of Vermont Yankee disposal firm

Texas-based Waste Control Specialists, which handles radioactive waste disposal for the Vernon nuclear plant and was to be a major player in its decommissioning, can’t be sold because of antitrust concerns.

Vermont Yankee buyer seeks ‘reasonable’ deal with state

Though his company faces increasing skepticism, NorthStar Group Services CEO Scott State says it is still committed to purchasing and decommissioning the shut-down Vernon nuclear plant.

New Vermont Public Service Board chair won’t hear Vermont Yankee case

Anthony Roisman has recused himself from reviewing the Vernon plant’s proposed sale. Roisman recently represented the state in Vermont Yankee matters.

State sees ‘significant risk’ in Vermont Yankee sale

If the buyer runs out of money to decommission the plant, “this would place public health, safety and the environment at risk,” according to the Public Service Department and the attorney general’s office.

Vermont Public Service Department announces Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel meeting

News Release — Vermont Public Service Department June 14, 2017 Contact: Tony Leshinskie (802)272-1714 [email protected] Vermont Public Service Department Announces June 22, 2017 Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel Montpelier, VT – The Public Service Department today announced the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday, […]

Trespass charge dropped against Vermont Yankee activist

Clay Turnbull says he wasn’t doing anything wrong. “If I was trying to pull one over on them, would I have brought my Chihuahua-corgi with me to run around chasing mice?” he says.

Vermont Yankee offers safety assurances as fuel move starts

A spokesman said experience, training, equipment and oversight will allow for the safe transfer of the plant’s spent fuel into more secure storage by the end of next year.

Brad Ferland: NDCAP conducted an extraordinary meeting

The NDCAP should be commended for inviting the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NorthStar and Entergy to hear Vermonters’ concerns and support for NorthStar’s plan to decommission Vermont Yankee, and answer questions directly.

Companies defend Vermont Yankee sale review process

Entergy and NorthStar Group Services want the Vermont Public Service Board to dismiss an anti-nuclear group’s objections regarding the plant’s proposed sale.

Entergy wants to shrink Vermont Yankee security zone

The change would downsize the Vernon nuclear plant’s protected area from 10.5 acres to 1.3 acres and save at least $1.2 million a month, Entergy says. Federal and state regulators are reviewing the request.

Vermont Yankee fuel move into more-secure storage is delayed

Transfer of the plant’s radioactive spent fuel into casks did not begin in April, as had been planned. The move is critical to the plant’s eventual sale.