What Changes When Vermont Yankee Is Sold?

Nov 15, 2016

You may have been paying attention to other news, but on Election Day last week, Entergy announced plans to sell the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The deal still needs to be approved, but it could speed up the decommissioning process by decades.

We're talking about the sale, how it could change the cleanup plan, and what it means for the region.

We're joined by Mike Faher, a reporter for VTDigger and for the Brattleboro-based weekly paper The Commons.

We'll also hear from Chris Recchia, commissioner of the Vermont Public Service Department, and from Raymond Shadis, senior technical advisor for the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution.

Post your questions and comments below, or email us at vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also on the program: a new study finds racial bias in responses to patients seeking mental health services. We're talking to Lance Smith, a UVM professor who is one of the principal investigators.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.