Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves Vermont Yankee Transfer

Sale depends on additional financial guarantees

The Vermont Yankee site. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

October 12, 2018 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s approval of the transfer of the former Vermont Yankee site from Entergy to NorthStar. As part of the transfer, the commission is requiring additional financial guarantees from NorthStar to ensure the facility is properly decontaminated.

“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was absolutely correct to require these additional guarantees from NorthStar,” said Sandra Levine, Senior Attorney at CLF. “This is a major clean-up of a contaminated nuclear site that poses pollution risks for generations to come. It is not a project that should be done on the cheap, and it should not leave Vermonters on the hook to pay for cleanup efforts. The NRC clearly recognized the weakness of the proposal that Entergy presented to Vermont regulators.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.