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Nuclear watchdog group wants tougher storage of waste

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A nuclear watchdog group is pushing for the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to use a more robust storage system for highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel than has been envisioned so far. Vermont Yankee owner Entergy has been using large concrete and steel casks on a concrete pad to store waste from the reactor, which closed ...

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Vermont’s sole nuclear power plant ends operations

FILE - In this June 19, 2013 file photo, the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station sits along the banks of the Connecticut River in Vernon, Vt. Its owner, Entergy Corp., said it is closing the plant for economic reasons, and is expected to be disconnect from the regional power grid. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s only nuclear plant stopped sending power to the New England grid Monday following more than 42 years of producing electricity. The shutdown came just after noon as the Vermont Yankee plant completed its 30th operating cycle when workers inserted control rods into the reactor core and stopped the nuclear reaction process, the plant’s owner said. In ...

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