Decommissioning

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.