Five years after shutdown, Windham County still feels loss of Vermont Yankee

Five years after shutdown, Windham County still feels loss of Vermont Yankee

From a distance, a casual observer might not realize much has changed at Vermont Yankee, the nuclear plant situated along the Connecticut River in the southeastern corner of Vermont.Next month marks the five-year anniversary of the shutdown of the state’s lone nuclear power plant in Vernon.The scene of countless anti-nuclear protests over four decades, VY is now under new ownership and the site’s being cleaned up much faster than state leaders anticipated even a couple of years ago.”The amount of work we’ve done here is phenomenal,” said Scott State, CEO of NorthStar, which is in charge of decommissioning VY.

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