With today’s announcement about the closure of Vermont Yankee, residents in Windham County say the news is a mixed bag.
Some in the local community welcomed the news, while others are worried.
Besides generating electricity, Vermont Yankee also fuels the local economy. Laura Sibilia of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation said the closing is disheartening after years of a poor economy on top of the injuries from Tropical Storm Irene.
“It’s a little like, oooh! Enough with the body blows please!’”