Decommissioning | WAMC

Decommissioning

Indian Point nuclear power plant, Buchanan, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week discussed its safety performance assessment for the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. One reactor was shut down permanently in April while the remaining reactor is scheduled to permanently shut down next year. The plant will then be decommissioned, and NRC staff laid out a timeline for the process.

NRC Delivers Briefing On Indian Point Decommissioning

Apr 22, 2020
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, Buchanan, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a briefing with reporters Tuesday about the upcoming decommissioning of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The Westchester County-based plant is scheduled to permanently shut down Unit 2 next week, and Unit 3, one year later.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York congressional lawmakers are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold a public hearing on a proposed license transfer for Indian Point for decommissioning.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings about best practices for community advisory boards associated with decommissioning nuclear power plants. One of the 11 meetings will take place near the Indian Point nuclear point plant in Westchester County, New York.

Entergy, Union Set To Resume Contract Talks Tuesday

Jan 22, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Contract talks between representatives of the parent company of New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant and union officials are set to resume Tuesday. The talks broke down just before dawn Saturday. Union members have been calling for job retention beyond the planned closure of the plant by 2021.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

Entergy Nuclear announced this morning it has reached a deal to sell the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, which closed in 2014, to a company that specializes in decommissioning industrial and nuclear plants.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

Photos obtained from a whistleblower and published in a Vermont newspaper have renewed calls for stricter oversight of Entergy and its management of the fund dedicated to decommissioning the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee has announced that it will begin transferring spent nuclear fuel two years ahead of schedule.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
NRC/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Officials at the now-closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon have launched a monthly television show to tell the public about progress cleaning up the facility.

NRC

Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave an overview of the decommissioning process this week and what Vermonters can expect now that the Vermont Yankee reactor has shut down.

Entergy/NRC

The NRC held meetings with the media and the public on Thursday to explain the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant’s decommissioning process.

Entergy/NRC

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing Wednesday to hear about concerns and challenges surrounding the decommissioning of nuclear reactors. The hearing has implications across the Northeast.

Entergy/NRC

The Vermont Clean Energy Development Board has scheduled a public meeting on a $5.3 million payment to the state by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant for clean energy development.