Source: Central Penn Business Journal

Three years ago, on Dec. 29, 2014, the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Generating Station in Vernon, Vt. prematurely closed for good.

Like Three Mile Island, which will close in 2019 without legislative action, the Yankee plant was struggling financially in a market that didn’t properly value nuclear energy.

As Vernon’s selectboard chairman, the equivalent of a county commissioner, I can attest how the plant’s closure has negatively impacted the area in many ways.


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