Entergy to put VY up for sale

There are 27 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Nov 4, 2010, titled Entergy to put VY up for sale. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Entergy Corp. will announce this week that it plans to sell the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, confirming months of speculation and perhaps beginning a new chapter in the contentious relationship between the plant and the state, according to a top Vermont utility regulator.

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Rustyjack

Williamstown, VT

#1 Nov 4, 2010
This is ridiculous. They are trying anything to get relief from the clean up responsibilities. Who in their right mind would buy this toxic asset?....
....Oh yeah..I know who.. they did it for the banks, right?

This is going to get dumped on the taxpayers one way or another.
sick of bratt

Little Rock, AR

#2 Nov 4, 2010
Shumlin is going to have to make real decissions on running the state. He promised a lot of things to different groups to get elected. He would be an idiot if he closes VY. 650 plus people out of a good paying job then you wonder why peolpe and businesses are moving out of Vermont. We'll see if he has Vermonts best interest or he has his own personal agenda.
jway

Florence, AL

#3 Nov 4, 2010
I bet Iran would be interested in purchasing the plant. I know they would clean up any contamination.
Local

Springfield, MA

#4 Nov 4, 2010
Don't let the screen door hit ya on the way out!
sick of bratt wrote:
Shumlin is going to have to make real decissions on running the state. He promised a lot of things to different groups to get elected. He would be an idiot if he closes VY. 650 plus people out of a good paying job then you wonder why peolpe and businesses are moving out of Vermont. We'll see if he has Vermonts best interest or he has his own personal agenda.
Local

Springfield, MA

#5 Nov 4, 2010
So much for the VY4VT campaign. Apparently it's now time for Entergy Louisiana to cut and run. Maybe you guys can trade in your yard signs for iodine tablets.
Scott Malinowski

Burlington, VT

#6 Nov 4, 2010
Can't say this surprises me.
Ben Mitchell

Newfane, VT

#7 Nov 4, 2010
sick of bratt wrote:
you wonder why peolpe and businesses are moving out of Vermont.
I hope you move back to Little Rock, diptard.
Robin

Walpole, NH

#8 Nov 4, 2010
I asked Shumlin (privately) point blank about VY at a rally over the summer: my position is basically that it is giving us jobs, it gives us cheap energy, the biggest problem is that the people who own it don't have to "face the consequences" if their greedy ways result in an accident, and that we might want to consider the possibility of leading the way on new, cleaner, better Nuclear Energy, but to do so we might want to consider requiring that the plant be built in the backyards of someone of importance who would be in the fallout zone should something go wrong (either a senator, a governor, and/or the president of the company), and require the same sort of residency requirements for licensing that some communities enact for their public servants (like teachers and police officers).

While I don't agree with his answer, I can appreciate that Shumlin wasn't flat-out pandering to me. If he does anything short of shutting down VY, I will be amazed.
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#9 Nov 4, 2010
FP&L...the owners of Seabrook. Why not sell all the entergy merchant nukes to NextEra... Nu is stupid because they don’t own any nukes...

I always wondered if they wreaked the ultimate worth of the VY property by putting the switch yard on their property...I wondered what the terms of the terms of the contract is...I believe it is lease.

The worth of the property is the extraordinary access to the NE and beyond power market. Somebody could purchase VY so as to block any new source of electricity into the power market...to boost the price of electricity state wide.

Read more: Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

Potential buyers include NextEra Energy Inc., which already operates nuclear plants in New England, and Exelon Corp., the largest U.S. nuclear operator, she said.
Weworkandliveher e

Sunapee, NH

#10 Nov 4, 2010
Ben Mitchell wrote:
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I hope you move back to Little Rock, diptard.
Your use of the word "diptard" provides some insight into your intellect. Little Rock is not my home, New England is my home for over 20 years. I also work at VY and resent the implication that the issue is one of "out of state" people. If you took as much time trying to really understand the facts surrounding VY as you did researching the word "diptard" you could see that you have been hood winked by Peter Shumlin and his self serving friends. We, the non-little rock natives, deserve the same rights as anyone in this area and we are fairly immune to comments like yours, made by the way by liberal, closed minded and environmentally near sighted do-gooders. Please bookmark these comments and we will make a date 2 years from now to see what the results are. My guess is that VY will still be operating, Shumlin will have found a way to allow operation and you'll be left looking for another misguided "mission."
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#11 Nov 4, 2010
Maybe the best money making strategy of energy is to destroy grid capacity in NE...boost or stabilize grid electricity prices.

It wouldn’t be the first time where a utility management destroyed corporate property and income opportunities...to seed the pockets the executives.

NU is famous for purposely distroying their nukes.
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#12 Nov 4, 2010
Maybe the best money making strategy is to destroy grid capacity in NE...boost or stabilize grid electricity prices?

It wouldn’t be the first time where a utility management destroyed corporate property and income opportunities...to seed the pockets the executives.

NU is famous for purposely distroying their nukes.
Weworkandliveher e

Sunapee, NH

#13 Nov 4, 2010
mike mulligan wrote:
Maybe the best money making strategy is to destroy grid capacity in NE...boost or stabilize grid electricity prices?
It wouldn’t be the first time where a utility management destroyed corporate property and income opportunities...to seed the pockets the executives.
NU is famous for purposely distroying their nukes.
But wouldn't that just be doing what Shumlin asked and closing VY?
Real Vermonter

Augusta, ME

#14 Nov 5, 2010
Assignment time;

Your children's friends whose families livelihood are dependent on a Vermont Yankee employee; tell them to their faces, word for word what you have posted here.
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#15 Nov 5, 2010
Weworkandlivehere wrote:
<quoted text>But wouldn't that just be doing what Shumlin asked and closing VY?
Shumlin wasn’t control of the budgets of VY...he didn’t have the power to hire and fire.

Your saying Entergy, the NE utilities and Gov Shumlin are in cahoots?
mike mulligan

Boston, MA

#16 Nov 5, 2010
Real Vermonter wrote:
Assignment time;
Your children's friends whose families livelihood are dependent on a Vermont Yankee employee; tell them to their faces, word for word what you have posted here.
I wouldn’t ever be that rude and presumptuous...the employee would have to open up that kind of conversation with me. I be glad to talk to any one.

Believe me, I have a lot of experience with losing my job and being fired...I know what you are going though.
GrnMtnBoy

Watseka, IL

#17 Nov 5, 2010
And VT chases yet another business out.

Let's see how can we bait some new tourists?
airborntercel

Dover, NH

#18 Nov 6, 2010
Why don'they just sell it to a canadian company, all of the other power on the river is owned by a foreign country. And we wonder why our economy is the way that it is. Anything we used to own, we sold to a foreign country, and anything good we still own, the liberals are trying to shut it down.
Deployed in Afghanistan

Columbus, OH

#19 Nov 6, 2010
airborntercel wrote:
Why don'they just sell it to a canadian company, all of the other power on the river is owned by a foreign country. And we wonder why our economy is the way that it is. Anything we used to own, we sold to a foreign country, and anything good we still own, the liberals are trying to shut it down.
It’s the dark side of American capitalism. GREED. So much greed and selfishness that some people will sell the ground right out from under your feet.

Since: Nov 10

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#20 Nov 6, 2010
GrnMtnBoy wrote:
And VT chases yet another business out.
Let's see how can we bait some new tourists?
Hey, maybe we we could "attract" more tourist? We sell Vermont as a step back in time. Come to Vermont and live as people did 150 years ago. We will supply candles, whale oil lamps,woodstoves, horse and buggies at the border to each tourist. Give them the thrill of living like our ancestors. Visit Vermont a REAL slice of Americana and the days of yesteryear

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