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Entergy to refuel plant while court weighs decision

NEW ORLEANS — Yesterday, Entergy Corporation told its employees that the company’s board of directors voted to approve the fabrication of fuel and the refueling of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in October. This will be the plant’s 29th refueling. While the company has received a 20-year license extension from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the State of Vermont has ...

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Prosecutors not charging Entergy officials with lying

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Prosecutors have decided not to charge executives at Entergy Corp. with lying to regulators about the presence of underground piping at its Vermont nuclear power plant, the state’s attorney general said today. Attorney General William Sorrell said a 17-month investigation into testimony that Entergy executives had given to the state Public Service Board concluded that there was ...

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Entergy notifies NRC of delay on application approval

JACKSON — Entergy Corporation has notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has not issued a final decision on the company’s Water Quality Certificate (WQC) application within the required one-year time period. On April 3, 2009, Entergy submitted an application to NYSDEC for an updated WQC in connection with the ...

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NRC investigating release of radioactive water at Grand Gulf

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Federal safety inspections are at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant in Claiborne County after the accidental release of radioactive water in late April into the Mississippi River. Lara Uselding, public affairs officer with the NRC Region IV office in Arlington, Texas, said today that the agency has not determined how much tritium was released. However, Uselding ...

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Entergy files suit over Vermont nuclear plant

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation announced that two of its subsidiaries, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC (ENVY) and Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. (ENOI), have filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont seeking a judgment to prevent the State of Vermont from forcing the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to cease operation March 21, 2012. The ...

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Entergy unsuccessful in bid to sell nuclear plant

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation announced Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC, has completed negotiations on a 20-year agreement to sell power from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to customers of Vermont Electric Cooperative Inc., the third-largest electric distribution utility in Vermont. This comes after the New Orleans-based Entergy failed to find a buyer for Vermont Yankee. The agreement is subject ...

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Feds charge TVA subcontractor with lying about inspections

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Federal prosecutors have charged a subcontractor employee at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant with lying about inspections. The U.S. attorney in Knoxville, Tenn., said today that 31-year-old Matthew David Correll of Hixson, Tenn., has been charged in a two-count indictment with making false statements. Prosecutors say the inspections were related to planning for safety system ...

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Entergy nuclear plant awarded license renewal

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Federal regulators yesterday gave the Entergy Corp.-owned Vermont Yankee nuclear plant a 20-year license renewal, despite calls for reconsideration following the nuclear disaster in Japan. Issuance of the license was a foregone conclusion after the NRC voted to approve it March 10, one day before an earthquake and tsunami triggered the still unfolding crisis at the Fukushima ...

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Womack: Grand Gulf at little risk from earthquakes

PORT GIBSON — Mississippi has one nuclear power plant, Grand Gulf at Port Gibson, about 200 miles from the Gulf Coast. And that plant has only one reactor. Within a year, it will be the largest single nuclear reactor in the United States. And it sits in the fringe area of a quake zone for the New Madrid fault, the ...

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Entergy offering assistance to Japanese

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation reports its nuclear employees are closely monitoring the situation in Japan in coordination with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and industry peers. Working through NEI, Entergy says it has offered its support and assistance to the Japanese nuclear industry. Entergy added that its nuclear ...

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