New England Coalition is in every way on the side of a safe and prompt decommissioning of Vermont Yankee.
If the NorthStar plan happens to makes the future of the nuclear power industry more viable, no wonder anti-nuclear groups like the New England Coalition are concerned.
The company has a contract with NorthStar Group Services Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though NorthStar has said the decommissioning tasks AREVA is performing could cost more than $75 million.
With the state being so adversarial, the real “significant risk” is the state itself, and the potential for NorthStar to stop throwing good money after bad and just give up.
The NDCAP should be commended for inviting the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NorthStar and Entergy to hear Vermonters’ concerns and support for NorthStar’s plan to decommission Vermont Yankee, and answer questions directly.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said the plant’s cleanup should provide for “unrestricted” future use. And they said NorthStar, the proposed buyer, must find ways to cover any financial shortfalls that occur during decommissioning.
Recent articles on NorthStar’s bid to take over decommissioning of the Entergy Vermont Yankee site have raised some questions for me.
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.
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.
AREVA Nuclear Materials is defending the timing, cost and safety of a plan to accelerate the cleanup of Vermont Yankee.
News Release — Vermont Public Service Department March 16, 2016 Contact: Anthony Leshinskie, State Nuclear Engineer (802)272-1714 Anthony.email@example.com Vermont Public Service Department Announces March 23, 2017 Meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel. Montpelier, VT – The Public Service Department today announced the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be […]
The advantage to Vermonters of the sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar can be summed up this way: sooner rather than later.
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.
NorthStar Group Services Inc. says decommissioning could start in 2019 – but only if federal and state approvals are expedited.