Posts Tagged ‘ VY ’

Uranium On The Brain: Inside The Vermont-Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

Nearly a third of the electricity generated in New England is produced by nuclear power from four plants — including Vermont-Yankee Nuclear Power Station, which sits on a picturesque bend in the Connecticut River, near Brattleboro, Vt. For more on this story, visit: Uranium On The Brain: Inside The Vermont-Yankee Nuclear Power Plant | WGBH

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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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U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. Vermont’s lone nuclear power plant (pictured above) will close in 2014, and the country’s oldest reactor, Oyster Creek in New Jersey, will retire by 2019.

Vermont Yankee: Aftermath … natural gas? | Times Argus Online

Aug 29th, 2013 | By

What if (employee-owned?) Vermont Yankee were converted to spin its steam turbine by burning natural gas to boil the water? This would economically justify extending the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline to deliver TransCanada’s Alberta natural gas to southeastern Vermont with widespread economic benefits. Required to host a derelict nuclear power plant and its lifetime nuclear

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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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Connecticut River Watershed Council concerned about hot water from Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant being dumped in river

Feb 18th, 2012 | By

Hot water coming out of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant creates a plume of thermal pollution in the Connecticut River as far south as Holyoke, according to an environmental group calling for tighter restrictions for the nuclear plant. Entergy, the owners of Vermont Yankee, have applied to the state of Vermont for another five-year

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In Franklin County, Radioactive Material Found In Fish | VPR News

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

The state Health Department says it’s found trace levels of radioactive material in fish taken from a northern Vermont lake. Last year, the department found similar levels in fish caught in the Connecticut River, near the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. State officials say the fish are still safe to eat. The most recent discovery found

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NRC disputes contentions in VY water quality suit

Jan 31st, 2012 | By

In its official response to a complaint in federal court, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission accused the state of Vermont of sitting on its hands when given the chance to properly raise issues before the agency. Because of its inaction, claimed the NRC, Vermont has no standing to question the validity of the license renewal granted

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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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Vermont vs. Vermont Yankee | The Nation via

Jan 24th, 2012 | By

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant sits on a peaceful bend of the Connecticut River, where jays call and herons dive lazily over sun-dappled water. There’s something ominously familiar, however, about the tower of Vermont Yankee’s reactor, which has the same design as those that melted down last spring at Fukushima in Japan. And just

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Vt. nuke plant closes after radioactive water leak

Nov 9th, 2010 | By

Plant spokesman Larry Smith said Monday, Nov. 8, that technicians had begun checking repair options and trying to determine how long the plant will be offline.