Panel To Discuss Vermont Yankee Decommissioning

Oct 23, 2013

A panel that advises Vermont state policy makers on activities at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is again expected to tackle the question of the plant's decommissioning.

The Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel failed to reach a consensus on the question of how long it will take for the plant to be taken down at a meeting last week, due to abstentions and absences among members.

The panel meets Wednesday in Montpelier and is expected to take up the issue again.

Plant owner Entergy wants to mothball the plant for decades, while its radioactive components cool and the fund set aside to dismantle it grows.