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.

Company’s departure spurs changes in grant program

State officials want to make it easier to recoup Windham County Economic Development Program money that’s been paid to a company that later decides to leave or close its doors.

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.

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.

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.

Vermont Yankee water plan poses ‘minimal’ risks, feds say

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a plan to send 200,000 gallons of Vermont Yankee’s radioactive wastewater to Idaho will not have significant environmental impacts. Entergy wants to use the facility as a backup disposal site.

Sandra Levine: Cleaning up Vermont Yankee

In approving any transfer, regulators must be certain that the new owner is up to the task and that effective oversight is in place for the work being done.