[Update: The PUC has set April 12th as the public hearing date on the sale. A presentation on the agreement will be made to NDCAP at their next meeting, March 22nd. Details are below.]
The deal to sell Vermont Yankee to NorthStar and conditions for decommissioning has been announced by the State of Vermont and other parties. The New England Coalition, Windham Regional Commission and other parties signed on to the deal. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is the sole party which would not sign. We have not read the documents yet.
The VT Dept. of Public Service has posted the Settlement Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding, with a bullet-point summary of the deal plus why the State signed on, here: DPS Announcement on Sale
- The Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold a public hearing on the agreement on April 12 at a location to be announced. You can email comments to the PUC through their electronic system here https://epsb.vermont.gov/ Reference Docket #8880.
- It will also be on the agenda for the next Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel on March 22 (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Brattleboro Union High School Multi-Purpose Room, 131 Fairground Road, Brattleboro). You can email comments to NDCAP at PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov
New England Coalition posted a press release on its website: NECNP.org
Conservation Law Foundation posted a press release here: VY Settlement Leaves Communities Vulnerable
Entergy’s press release is here: Entergy NorthStar Reach Settlement Agreement with State of VT
Rutland Herald posted an article 3.5.18 State Strikes Deal with Entergy & NorthStar on Yankee Sale