Reposted from Valley News:
By Susan Smallheer
Montpelier — The Shumlin administration and Entergy Corp. have reached an agreement that, if all goes according to plan, would see the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant decades earlier than originally planned.
In a Monday afternoon news conference, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Michael Twomey of Entergy Corp. outlined the details of the agreement, which they called “a path to decommissioning.” Under the plan, decommissioning could start in the 2020s, the governor said.
The agreement also calls for $10 million earmarked for Windham County economic development over the next five years, as well as a new, separate $25 million fund toward the “green field” cleanup of the Vernon reactor site and a $5.2 million “green energy” fund that would benefit both Windham County and the rest of the state. “That’s a big deal,” the governor, a Windham County native, said.
Read More at Valley News.