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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.

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.

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.

State wants public input on Vermont Yankee sale

The Public Service Board’s schedule for reviewing the transaction calls for two public hearings in Vernon – a response to those who had lobbied for more opportunities for comment.

Former state official bows out of Vermont Yankee case

Elizabeth Miller won’t be working for Entergy as the company seeks to sell the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

Entergy spends $125M of fund since Yankee shutdown

The Vernon nuclear plant’s decommissioning trust fund has decreased by about 15 percent since the end of 2014. But Entergy says its projects so far have been under budget and on schedule.

Proposed nuke panel shakeup irks senator

The plan would increase the citizen advisory panel’s legislative representation while limiting it to lawmakers from Windham County. That means Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange, a Vermont Yankee critic, could no longer be a member.

Howard Fairman: A complicated decommissioning scheme

Entergy is eliminating liabilities from its balance sheet, costs from its income statement and legal responsibilities from its business.