As part of the decommissioning plan, Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant operating license transferred from Entergy to NorthStar.
Entergy requested the transfer to NorthStar to decommission the plant, which ceased operations in December 2014, said officials at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
The plant is currently owned by Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee and operated by Entergy Nuclear Operations, both of which are listed on the license.
Entergy requested the license transfer in February 2017. The new owner will be NorthStar Vermont Yankee, and the operator in charge of dismantling the plant will be NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company. The transfer includes the plant’s dry cask spent nuclear fuel storage facility.
Based on its review, the NRC confirmed NorthStar met the regulatory, legal, technical, and financial requirements necessary to qualify them as a licensee. The NRC also determined the transfer is consistent with law and NRC regulations, and the transfer can be conducted without endangering the health and safety of the public and will not be inimical to the common defense and security.