Vermont Yankee

Shumlin, Moulton lay out new rules for Vermont Yankee development fund

Governor and Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Patricia Moulton release details of application process for Windham County Economic Development Program.

Vermont Yankee opponents file comments with NRC

Anti-nuclear group submits concerns over dry cask storage, safety and emergency planning around the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

NRC largely rules against anti-nuclear groups on Entergy funding

Four anti-nuclear groups, including Vermont’s Citizens Action Network, filed a petition to the NRC in March 2013 calling on regulators to shut down three plants.

Dry cask storage safe, at least for the short term, expert says

Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel questions Jay Tarzia, the chair if the New Hampshire State Radiation Advisory Committee, on the safety of dry cask storage of spent nuclear fuel.

Recent incidents at Vermont Yankee highlight ongoing security

Even though a checkpoint at the main entrance is unmanned following staffing reductions in January, officials say armed, on-site security personnel are keeping a close watch and will react to any attempt to enter the site.

Vermont Public Service Department announces March 26 meeting of Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

News Release March 20, 2015 Contact: Michelle Hughes, Special Assistant to the Commissioner 802-828-3065 [email protected] Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department today announced that the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday March 26, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at Brattleboro Union High School, 131 […]

Entergy ordered to pay $305,000 in overtime

A group of security guards win a federal labor lawsuit alleging the company stopped paying overtime when it moved its security operations in-house.

State concerned about future contamination at Vermont Yankee

Entergy has not committed to long-term monitoring of radioactive contamination at the nuclear power plant, which shut down in December.

Entergy to fight the state on use of decommissioning fund

At issue is whether a decommissioning trust fund can be used to pay for guarding spent nuclear fuel. And Entergy says it plans to use those funds to fight any legal challanges from the state.

Entergy clear to halt off-site emergency planning, NRC rules

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave Entergy permission Monday to eliminate off-site emergency planning activities around the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The Vernon reactor went permanently offline on Dec. 19. Entergy, the Louisiana-based company that owns the plant, will no longer need to maintain the emergency planning zone that encompasses a 10-mile radius around the […]

Vermont seeks details on Entergy’s finances

State is concerned about safety measures and whether they will be paid for with decommissioning funds or by Entergy.

State appeals decision on Vermont Yankee emergency monitoring

The State of Vermont has appealed a decision by federal regulators Monday in an effort to keep in place real-time emergency monitoring at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The plant in Vernon went permanently offline Dec. 31 and Entergy, the Louisiana-based company that owns the plant, confirmed in January that all spent nuclear fuel […]

Residents seek assurance from feds on Vermont Yankee decommissioning

Residents and state officials are worried that federal regulations are inadequate to hold the plant owner accountable if there is insufficient money to decommission the facility.

Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel to meet Feb. 26

The Public Service Department today announced that the next meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will be held on Thursday February 26, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at the Marlboro College Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, Room 2-E, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.