News Release — Vermont Public Service Department March 16, 2016 Contact: Anthony Leshinskie, State Nuclear Engineer (802)272-1714 [email protected] 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.
Some activists are concerned that a former state commissioner could exert undue influence as an attorney supporting the sale of Vermont Yankee.
NorthStar Group Services says its detailed financial planning, tight budgets, cleanup experience and business partners will allow Vermont Yankee decommissioning to happen by 2030.
An accelerated, outsourced decommissioning job at the former Zion nuclear plant provides some insight into how Entergy is hoping to speed cleanup by selling Vermont Yankee.
The New York-based company will start decommissioning in 2021. The sale is subject to state and federal approval.