Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Anti-nuclear group doubts Vermont Yankee cleanup plan

The New England Coalition wants to intervene in a federal review of the plant’s proposed sale, arguing the buyer does not have a good handle on radiological contamination.

NRC: Vermont Yankee can send tainted water to Idaho

Federal regulators determined the cross-country shipping of radioactive water doesn’t pose undue risk, including to the truck drivers.

Vermont Yankee tech skipped tests of safety gear, say feds

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a staffer deliberately didn’t perform daily checks of employees’ radiation detection monitors. But there’s no evidence the equipment malfunctioned.

States claim NRC ignoring nuke cleanup concerns

Officials from Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York want a greater role for states in the nuclear decommissioning process. But they say the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission isn’t listening.

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.

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.

Feds face questions at Vermont Yankee meeting

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.

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.

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.

Tribe wants say in Vermont Yankee sale

The Elnu Abenaki Tribe, saying the area sits on “culturally significant homelands,” filed to intervene in a state review of the nuclear plant’s proposed purchase.

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.

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 […]

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.

Feds start review of Vermont Yankee sale

A public meeting will be held at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The agency has no plans to hold a meeting in Vermont.