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The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is reducing its emergency plan around the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

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Energy leaders from across the state met in Vernon this week to help the town plan for life after Vermont Yankee.

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Entergy Vermont Yankee has agreed to fund at least two more years of emergency planning around the shuttered nuclear power plant in Vernon.

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The Public Service Board has approved Entergy Vermont Yankee's request to build a second dry fuel storage pad in Vernon.

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A federal appeals court says spent nuclear fuel can remain on site after a nuclear reactor closes.

The spent nuclear fuel at Vermont Yankee is being stored in dry casks on the property in Vernon.
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Vermont state agencies will be able to bill Entergy Vermont Yankee for charges incurred while monitoring the decommissioning of the shuttered Vernon nuclear power plant.

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A federal appeals court says Entergy Vermont Yankee violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it failed to pay overtime to its security shift supervisors.

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals this week ruled in favor of four VY employees who said they were owed more than 5,500 hours of overtime pay.

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The Texas-based company Kinder Morgan says it won't build a natural gas pipeline that was supposed to run within seven miles of Vernon.

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As the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant continues to decommission, so too does the process of notifying nearby communities in case of an emergency. The long-standing emergency planning zone will shrink starting Tuesday, April 19.

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State officials were surprised last month when they found out Vermont Yankee was storing low-level radioactive water in swimming pools. But now, the incident has lead to improved communications between Entergy administrators and the state.

Vermont’s started the year with a dip in unemployment, down to 3.4 percent in January from December’s rate of 3.5 percent, the state Department of Labor announced Monday.

The town of Vernon strongly supports a plan to build a natural gas power plant near the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor.

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The southern Vermont community of Vernon will hold a non-binding Town Meeting Day vote on a proposed natural gas power plant, and an organic dairy farm is the main location under consideration.

The spent nuclear fuel at Vermont Yankee is being stored in dry casks on the property in Vernon.
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is extending the period for public comment as it develops new rules on decommissioning nuclear reactors.

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Seven Windham County towns that have been used to receiving emergency planning money from Vermont Yankee will have to write budgets this year without that funding.

The spent nuclear fuel at Vermont Yankee is being stored in dry casks on the property in Vernon.
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Entergy Vermont Yankee says it wants to move its spent nuclear fuel into dry cask storage in 2017, two years earlier than originally planned.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is going to let Vermont Yankee shut down the 10-mile emergency planning zone around the shuttered Vernon nuclear reactor.

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An advisory panel that was set up to gather and share information on the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant wants communities to have a say in how federal regulators write a new set of decommissioning rules.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rejected the state's request to take a closer look at Entergy Vermont Yankee's decommissioning trust fund.

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Entergy Vermont Yankee wants to use money from its decommissioning trust fund to pay a property tax bill it received from Vernon.

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