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Vermont Yankee still casts shadow over region’s future

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At the center of the Vermont Yankee story is Vernon, a town of 2,200 at the very southeastern part of the state. The nuclear power plant buoyed the local economy and the town’s tax base for decades until the plant ceased operation in December 2014. When it was operating Vermont Yankee at its peak had more than 600 employees who earned an annual wage of $105,000, according to a 2014 study by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute.

The state Public Utilities Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are now reviewing the proposed sale of the plant from Entergy to NorthStar Group Services.

NorthStar in turn would demolish the plant, dispose of the nuclear contaminated debris and low-level waste, and make the site ready for redevelopment between 2026 and 2030, far earlier than Entergy’s date of 2075.

Read the Institute's report, "Economic Impacts of Vermont Yankee Closure".

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