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Business and Economy
2:06 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

The Unknown, Cross-Border Impact Of Vermont Yankee's Shutdown

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When it comes to the economy in this part of New England, ignore the state borders, says Linda Dunlavey. She’s head of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments based in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Not far from where she sits, the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Windham County is about to shut down for a final time. She says she’s paying attention to the overlaps — of the towns she works with, and with nearby towns in Vermont, and Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

Listen to the full story, courtesy New England Public Radio via the New England News Exchange:

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Nuclear
11:54 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Vermont Yankee Announces 48 N.H. Layoffs Ahead Of Plant Closure

Vermont Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, Vermont.
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Vermont Yankee has announced its official layoff numbers ahead of the nuclear power plant’s closing at the end of the year: 165 people will lose their jobs in January, and 48 of them live in New Hampshire.

Vermont Yankee has been winding down its staff for the past year. Some workers have retired, while 79 have taken jobs with other power plants owned by parent company Entergy.

Marty Cohn, Vermont Yankee’s spokesman, says these workers are well-equipped to enter the job market.

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Newscast
4:30 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Estimate: Vermont Yankee Shutdown Will Cost $1.24 Billion

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The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is out with a new estimate of what it will cost to decommission the reactor, manage high-level radioactive waste and restore the plant site.

And that figure — about $1.24 billion — is nearly double what plant owner Entergy Corp. currently has saved up in the plant's decommissioning fund.

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Newscast
4:31 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Vermont Yankee Could Be Replaced By Biomass Plant

A biomass plant has been proposed to occupy the site of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which is shutting down at the end of year.

The idea is in its infancy. The Brattleboro Reformer reports officials plan to organize a public forum to discuss the details.

The state has negotiated a detailed agreement with Entergy, owner of the nuclear plant, providing for millions of dollars for economic development and clean energy projects as well as a "timely decommissioning."

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NH News
9:12 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Will Shut Down In 2014

Entergy Corp. says it will shut down the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station by end of 2014, ending a long legal battle with the state.

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Environment
5:00 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Appeals Judges Focus On 'Legislative Intent' In Yankee Case

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Lawyers for Entergy and the state of Vermont faced off in a federal courtroom in New York on Monday in a case that will determine the state’s power to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

The Vermont Yankee Debate Heats Up!

The nuclear power plant on the banks of the Connecticut River has been touted as a renewable energy source and criticized for its safety record. In recent months, both supporters and opponents have been turning out in force to debate the plant’s economic, environmental, and safety impacts, as legal battles continue in both federal and state arenas.

Guests

John Dillon - Reporter for Vermont Public Radio.

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Environment
2:52 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Vermont Yankee Debate Heats Up On Two Fronts

Vermont Yankee Power Plant
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The legal debate over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is heating up at federal appeals court and at the state Public Service Board.

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NH News
5:19 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Vermont Yankee Opponents Say Water Permit Could Force Plant To Close

A loss late last month in federal appeals court has limited the state’s options to challenge Vermont Yankee’s operating license.

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