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Vermont Yankee cleanup partner stops work on nuclear dump

Waste Control Specialists says it faces too many financial hurdles to pursue a high-level waste facility in Texas. But that doesn’t have to jeopardize the proposal for cleaning up 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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.