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.
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.
The company’s CEO has been talking with Windham County leaders about plans to clean up Vermont Yankee.
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.
After receiving multiple requests, Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have agreed to come and take questions about the Vernon plant’s proposed license transfer.
The advantage to Vermonters of the sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar can be summed up this way: sooner rather than later.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Conservation Law Foundation cite economic, safety and environmental issues.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Miller won’t be working for Entergy as the company seeks to sell the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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.
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.
Entergy is eliminating liabilities from its balance sheet, costs from its income statement and legal responsibilities from its business.