Hearing Considers Impact Of Vt. Yankee Closing

Oct 28, 2013

Two Vermont House committees have made a special trip to the state's southeast corner to hear about the impact of the impending closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

On Monday, the lawmakers traveled to Vernon Elementary School to hear from business and other local leaders from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from the general public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

House Speaker Shap Smith said he hopes lawmakers will gather information that will help them minimize the impact of the plant's closing, which is scheduled late next year. Vermont Yankee employs more than 600 people.