NorthStar Group Services

Judge blocks $367 million sale of Vermont Yankee disposal firm

Texas-based Waste Control Specialists, which handles radioactive waste disposal for the Vernon nuclear plant and was to be a major player in its decommissioning, can’t be sold because of antitrust concerns.

Vermont Yankee buyer seeks ‘reasonable’ deal with state

Though his company faces increasing skepticism, NorthStar Group Services CEO Scott State says it is still committed to purchasing and decommissioning the shut-down Vernon nuclear plant.

State sees ‘significant risk’ in Vermont Yankee sale

If the buyer runs out of money to decommission the plant, “this would place public health, safety and the environment at risk,” according to the Public Service Department and the attorney general’s office.

Companies defend Vermont Yankee sale review process

Entergy and NorthStar Group Services want the Vermont Public Service Board to dismiss an anti-nuclear group’s objections regarding the plant’s proposed sale.

Vermont Yankee fuel move into more-secure storage is delayed

Transfer of the plant’s radioactive spent fuel into casks did not begin in April, as had been planned. The move is critical to the plant’s eventual sale.

Nuclear advisory panel realignment stalls

Senators balked at boosting Windham County’s legislative representation on the decommissioning panel. But the citizen panel’s chair says she’ll keep lobbying for changes.

State supports confidentiality for documents in Yankee case

Officials won’t object to NorthStar Group Services’ request to restrict public access to two Vermont Yankee decommissioning documents. But two organizations are protesting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.