Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Hold Public Meeting in Vermont

WASHINGTON, June 27 –The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced a public meeting to be held in Vernon, Vermont to discuss the best practices and lessons learned associated with community and citizen advisory boards (“CABs”) associated with decommissioning plant activities, like those ongoing in Vernon relating to the decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The meetings are required under a provision secured by Sen. Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act. The public meeting is tentatively expected to take place between August and October.
“Communities experiencing the safety and economic impacts of nuclear plant decommissioning deserve a role in shaping those decommissioning plans for nuclear reactors near them,” Sanders said. “This input is especially critical given the potential for non-operational plants to sit for decades before removal and decontamination.”
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