Utilities Sue Entergy Over Cooling Tower Failures

Vermont’s two largest electric utilities have sued Entergy-Vermont Yankee over cooling tower failures at the nuclear power plant more than four years ago. The utilities say Yankee failed to follow standard utility practice to inspect and maintain the tower.

Vermont Yankee Questions Tritium Findings

Vermont Yankee disputes state test results that show radioactive tritium has been found on the banks of the Connecticut River. But some say the discovery of any tritium in the river is noteworthy. Earlier: Tritium Found In Well

Groups That Challenged Vermont Yankee To Be Reimbursed

State regulators have concluded that Vermont Yankee misled them about whether there were underground pipes carrying radioactive material at the plant. Entergy Vermont Yankee now has to cover the legal fees of environmental groups that have challenged the company’s request to extend its license.

Vermont Yankee tries to repair leak

Entergy Nuclear officials say power has been reduced at Vermont Yankee while technicians try to find and repair a leak of river water into the plant’s cooling system.

Without contract, Yankee vote off table

Legislative leaders want to know what Vermont Yankee will charge utilities for electricity before they vote on whether to extend its operating license another 20 years.