Shumlin Lobbying For Yankee Decommissioning Rules Change | VT Public Radio

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Nuclear

Vermont’s governor and the Vermont congressional delegation want federal regulators to prohibit Yankee from delaying its decommissioning.

Yankee’s license expires next year, and the governor says the plant should be dismantled and the site cleaned up as quickly as possible after that.

But Yankee has the legal option of allowing the reactor to sit idle while money accumulates in its decommissioning fund. It’s a procedure known as Safestor – and it’s allowed in an agreement Entergy Vermont Yankee signed with the state in 2002.

Read more here: VPR News: Shumlin Lobbying For Yankee Decommissioning Rules Change.

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