BRATTLEBORO, Vermont — In a story Sept. 24 about the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, The Associated Press erroneously reported which government agency requires a 30-day notice before the plant owners withdraw money from a decommissioning fund. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires notification, not the state of Vermont. The story also erroneously reported the state's role. The state may ask to be notified when requests for withdrawals are made, not ask for hearings.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Entergy Nuclear withdraws license amendment request
Entergy Nuclear withdraws request to eliminate 30-day written notice requirement
The company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has dropped its fight against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 30-day written notice requirement.
Entergy Nuclear said Wednesday it is withdrawing its request to the NRC to eliminate a requirement that it notify the commission when it plans to make withdrawals from the Vermont Yankee decommissioning trust fund.
The company says it determined it would be less costly to stop pursuing the change.
Entergy has said that approval of its request would not have hindered the NRC's ability to oversee use of the funds.
The Shumlin administration says the advance notice is necessary for a meaningful review of trust fund spending.
Officials say the state may ask for notifications each time Entergy asks for money from the fund.