Vermont Yankee learned today it won't win relicensing from the NRC without further inspection.
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruled that Entergy Nuclear, owner of the Vernon plant, must do more analysis of the effects of metal fatigue on core spray and reactor recirculation outlet nozzles.
The ruling was based on concerns raised by the New England Coalition and the state Department of Public Service.
Sarah Hofmann of the state Department of Public Service said of the ruling: "It is an historic decision to actually have an intervenor or a state to prevail at the board level."
Read more in Tuesday's Free Press.
- Terri Hallenbeck