Vermont Yankee

State grants tribes role in Vermont Yankee sale review

The Elnu Abenaki and the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi can serve as intervenors in the Public Service Board’s review of the nuclear plant’s proposed sale.

State, Entergy spar on contamination question

Despite a detailed 2014 assessment of the Vermont Yankee site, state officials say they don’t have enough information about nonradiological contamination at the nuclear plant.

In community meetings, NorthStar makes its pitch

The company’s CEO has been talking with Windham County leaders about plans to clean up Vermont Yankee.

Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel to Meet March 23

News Release — Vermont Public Service Department March 16, 2016 Contact: Anthony Leshinskie, State Nuclear Engineer (802)272-1714 [email protected] Vermont Public Service Department Announces March 23, 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 […]

State cancels Vermont Yankee hearing, accepts intervenors

VERNON – Because of the winter storm predicted for Tuesday, state officials have canceled a public hearing that day regarding the proposed sale of Vermont Yankee. The Public Service Board’s hearing, which had been scheduled for 7 p.m. at Vernon Elementary School, has not yet been rescheduled. Tuesday’s meeting would have been the first of […]

Deen leaving longtime river advocacy post

State Rep. David Deen, D-Westminster, is retiring this month from the Connecticut River Watershed Council after working almost 19 years as a river steward. Deen said he wants to devote more attention to his legislative work.

Tribe wants say in Vermont Yankee sale

The Elnu Abenaki Tribe, saying the area sits on “culturally significant homelands,” filed to intervene in a state review of the nuclear plant’s proposed purchase.

Feds commit to Vermont public meeting on Yankee sale

After receiving multiple requests, Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have agreed to come and take questions about the Vernon plant’s proposed license transfer.

Vermont Yankee sale review attracts a crowd

The state attorney general and Agency of Natural Resources are two of the eight entities that have requested permission to intervene as the Vermont Public Service Board scrutinizes plans to sell the nuclear plant to a New York company.

State schedules Vermont Yankee sale hearing

VERNON – State officials have set a date for the first public hearing on the proposed sale of Vermont Yankee. The Public Service Board’s hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 14 at Vernon Elementary School, 381 Governor Hunt Road in Vernon. The hearing will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a public informational session […]

Guy Page: Earlier decommissioning of Vermont Yankee has multiple benefits

The advantage to Vermonters of the sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar can be summed up this way: sooner rather than later.

Union, environmental group seek role in Yankee sale review

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Conservation Law Foundation cite economic, safety and environmental issues.

Citizens panel wants help to deal with Vermont Yankee sale

The group gets some administrative aid from the state. But some argue that, with Vermont Yankee up for sale, it’s time for the panel to hire its own experts.

Federal application filed for Vermont Yankee sale

In more than 200 pages, NorthStar Group Services Inc. lays out its argument for buying the Vernon plant from Entergy. The company wants an NRC ruling by year’s end.