- Associated Press - Sunday, October 30, 2016

VERNON, Vt. (AP) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has largely rejected a complaint about how money is being spent from Vermont Yankee’s decommissioning trust fund.

The Brattleboro Reformer (https://bit.ly/2e1fi2D ) reports that Vermont state officials had sought a comprehensive review of how Entergy Vermont Yankee administrators are spending money from the fund, but the NRC last week dismissed the state’s challenge to federal trust fund supervision. The commission said federal regulations are designed to ensure plant owners don’t run out of money before decommissioning is complete, and that its ongoing oversight is sufficient.

The NRC did, however, order an environmental assessment of Entergy’s use of trust fund money for long-term management of spent nuclear fuel.

The nuclear plant shut down in December 2014.

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Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, https://www.reformer.com/

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