By Associated Press - Monday, October 21, 2019

VERNON, Vt. (AP) - Organizers for the ongoing demolition of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant say the project is about six months ahead of schedule.

NorthStar CEO Scott State announced his company will easily complete the project ahead of the 2030 deadline while remaining on budget.

The Battleboro Reformer reports the demolition of the plant that closed in 2014 after operating for 42 years has been divided up into three, two-year segments.

The CEO credits the New York-based company’s planning and safety culture for being ahead of schedule. The company recently reached 220,000 hours on the site with no “lost-time accidents.”

NorthStar purchased the plant from Entergy Nuclear in January and their partner has already began cutting up the nuclear reactor’s internals and preparing them for shipment to a waste site in Texas.

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