Shumlin Says He’s Confident Vt. Yankee Will Close

Thursday marks a year from the date when Governor Peter Shumlin hoped the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant would shut down. Instead, the reactor is still operating and the state is locked in a legal battle in federal court with Yankee’s owner, the Entergy Corporation.

Pollution, Property Rights At Issue In Lakeshore Bill

A House committee will hold a hearing next week on a bill that calls for new protections for the shorelines of lakes and ponds, including buffer zones for new development to prevent polluting run-off. But some property owners are concerned that the bill would infringe on their property rights.

NRC Gives Yankee Good Grades For 2012

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant did a good job last year in protecting public health and safety. The nuclear agency released its annual assessment report on Thursday.