Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Agreement By Governor Shumlin, Attorney General Sorrell And Entergy, Concerning Vermont Yankee

“I am pleased to hear that the State of Vermont and Entergy have been able to come to agreement with respect to the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, and I look forward to learning the details of this agreement when they become available.  Moving ahead with a safe decommissioning of Vermont Yankee is of the utmost importance to the State of Vermont, and especially to the Vermonters in the plant’s vicinity.  I believe that safety must remain a top focus as this process moves forward.  I am committed to working closely with the state and the Vermont congressional delegation as this process advances.  I am also pleased that support for economic development in Southeastern Vermont is also addressed in this agreement.  This transition needs to accommodate local residents and communities and to address their interests and concerns.”

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