[ RadSafe ] Entergy Announces Closing of Vermont Nuclear Plant

Harrison - CDPHE, Tony tony.harrison at state.co.us
Tue Aug 27 11:46:23 CDT 2013

The Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, one of the oldest nuclear plants in the
country and the subject of heated battles over the decades, will close late
next year, the company that owns it announced on Tuesday, less than two
weeks after winning a protracted legal fight against the State of Vermont
to keep it open.

The company, Entergy, said a long depression in natural gas prices had
pushed the wholesale price of electricity so low that it was losing money
on the reactor, which is on the Connecticut River in Vernon just north of
the Massachusetts border.


Tony Harrison, MSPH

Inorganic & Radiochemistry Supervisor

Laboratory Services Division

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

8100 Lowry Blvd.

Denver, CO  80230

303-692-3046 | tony.harrison at state.co.us

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