Posts Tagged ‘ Vermont ’

Yankee sues feds for $88M over waste storage

May 2nd, 2014 | By

Entergy Nuclear has again filed suit against the federal Department of Energy, seeking $88 million it has already spent on handling and storing its high-level radioactive waste at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. For more on this story, visit: Yankee sues feds for $88M over waste storage  : Times Argus Online.

Yankee’s thermal discharge permit prompts disagreement between Entergy, state

Apr 11th, 2014 | By

The honeymoon between Entergy Nuclear and the Shumlin administration appears to be over. Disagreements between Entergy Nuclear and the Agency of Natural Resources surfaced this week in an exchange of letters over the proposed draft permit for Vermont Yankee’s continuing thermal discharge into the Connecticut River. Entergy wants permission to increase the temperature of the

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Vermont board OKs plans to close down Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant by end of year

Mar 29th, 2014 | By

The Vermont Public Service Board on Friday voted to authorize the operators of Vermont Yankee to close down the nuclear power plant by Dec. 31. According to the Associated Press, the Public Service Board granted Vermont Yankee a certificate of public good — essentially a state permit — covering its operation from March 21, 2012,

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Double standard on the Connecticut

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

On June 28, Jeff C. Wright, director of energy projects for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ruled against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as it sought two extra weeks to review hundreds of pages of just-released proposed study plans for the relicensing of five Connecticut River hydro projects. “The request for a 15-day EOT

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PSB To Focus On Yankee’s Impact On Water

Jun 22nd, 2013 | By

The Public Service Board has cleared the way for critics of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to examine the plant’s impact on water quality. The ruling was a reversal for Entergy Vermont Yankee, which tried to keep water pollution issues out of the ongoing hearings over the nuclear plant’s future. The PSB this week rejected

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Vermont part of study of nitrogen problem in Long Island Sound

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Vermont’s wastewater treatment facilities, along with facilities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, will be participating in a study beginning this fall to determine how to reduce nitrogen discharge into the Connecticut River. Nitrogen discharges from wastewater treatment plants contribute to an area in Long Island Sound, called a hypoxic zone, that is devoid of oxygen

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Like Vermont, Connecticut Needs Hydraulic Fracturing Ban

May 17th, 2012 | By

When Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the hydraulic fracturing ban into law Wednesday afternoon, those who’ve been fighting fracking around the country took heart. Rep. Tony Klein, D-East Montpelier, who co-sponsored the original bill to ban hydraulic fracturing, said officials in Michigan have contacted him seeking advice on how to pursue a ban there. For

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Advocates Worry Vt.’s Renewable Energy Fund Is Nearly Depleted

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

Renewable energy advocates worry that a state fund that has fueled the growth of Vermont’s clean energy industry is running out of money. Governor Peter Shumlin says he has a plan to replenish the fund through a new generation tax on Vermont Yankee. For more on this story, visit: VPR News: Advocates Worry Vt.’s Renewable

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Approval sought to sell share of Millstone to Canadian firm

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

The change in ownership is not expected to have any effect on Millstone’s day-to-day operations, said Ken Holt, Dominion spokesman. The Day reports.

Vermont Yankee Refuses State’s Request To Test For Radioactive Tritium

Jan 28th, 2012 | By

Officials at Entergy Vermont Yankee have refused the state’s request to test for radioactive tritium in a former drinking water well at the plant site in Vernon. As VPR’s John Dillon reports, the state wants the testing in order to learn more about where the tritium is moving. Vermont Public Radio reports. For more on

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Route 112 Scenic Byway to be protected

May 17th, 2011 | By

Federal funds will help protect land along the Route 112 Scenic Byway, which runs from the Vermont border south through several towns in Franklin and Hampshire counties. The Federal Highway Administration announced an award of $228,000 to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to go toward natural and scenic land preservation measures along the byway.

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Shumlin Lobbying For Yankee Decommissioning Rules Change | VT Public Radio

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By

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

Rail Service From Conn. To Vt. Studied

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

Plans to revitalize passenger rail service between New London and Palmer, Mass., appear to be on track, and leaders from several communities and universities along the Central Vermont Rail Line plan to make the idea a reality next week. via Rail Service From Conn. To Vt. Studied – Connecticut News Story – WFSB Hartford.