We step away from partisan politics of decommissioning Vermont Yankee to consider the physical and financial challenges of retiring a nuclear power plant. Also, the Vermont College of Fine Arts celebrates its first anniversary.
Entergy Senior Vice President Jay Thayer and House Natural Resources chairman Tony Klein discuss the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee and the efforts to have the plant re-licensed for another 20 years.
The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to
a bill that would modify how Vermont Yankee pays for decommissioning the plant.
The vote was 95 to 47. Opponents of the bill say it’s unethical and will result
in higher electric rates.