Workers Brace For Life After Vermont Yankee

Some of the workers have left already. Entergy says 572 people were still working at the plant on June 1. About half of them will lose their jobs in January, after the plant shuts down. Others will stay on for another 18 months or so to help place the reactor in protective storage. After that, another major layoff is expected.

Judge Rules Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant to Stay in Operation

A federal judge ruled today that the state of Vermont does not have the authority to force the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to shut down. Brattleboro district court judge J. Garvan Murtha's decision will stop Governor Peter Shumlin and lawmakers from shutting the plant down in March, when a current state license expires, as they hoped to do.

Michael Burns is a spokesman for the plant's parent company, the Entergy Corporation.

Vermont Yankee Ruling

A Windham County judge has re-sparked the idea — for some — that the state of Vermont could take the “Vermont Yankee” nuclear power plant by eminent domain. As WFCR’s Jill Kaufman reports, the decision late last week says the Brattleboro select board acted illegally when it blocked – from the town ballot – a non binding resolution on the topic.