(Vernon, VT) — At long last, there‚Äôs an agreement between the state and Vermont Yankee regarding how to close the nuclear power plant. The plan announced Monday has owners Entergy paying ten-million dollars in economic development for the area, five-million to the state plus setting aside another 25-million to pay for site restoration. As for the state‚Äôs part, it promises not to fight Entergy‚Äôs continued operation through next year, and to start decommissioning as soon as there‚Äôs enough money to do so. Monday‚Äôs agreement also dismisses all pending federal litigation between Vermont and Entergy.
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