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Published:August 1st, 2007 13:17 EST
Environmental Impact from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant

Environmental Impact from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant

By SOP newswire

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final environmental impact statement on the proposed renewal of the operating license for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The report contains the NRC’s finding that there are no environmental impacts that would preclude license renewal for an additional 20 years of operation.

The Vermont Yankee plant is a boiling-water reactor located five miles south of Brattleboro, Vt. The current operating license expires March 21, 2012. The operator, Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., submitted an application for renewal of the license Jan. 27, 2006.

As part of its environmental review of the application, the NRC held public meetings near the plant to discuss the scope of the review and the draft version of the environmental impact statement. Comments were received and considered from members of the public, local officials, and representatives of state and federal agencies.

The Vermont Yankee Final Environmental Impact Statement is available on the NRC’s Web site at this address: 

Copies are also available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md; and locally at the Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd, Vernon, Vt.; the Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt.; the Hinsdale Public Library, 122 Brattleboro Rd., Hinsdale, N.H.; and the Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Northfield, Mass.