Vermont Yankee to store low level waste on site
The owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant says it has enough room to store low-level radioactive waste on its site in Vernon for 10 years.
Entergy Nuclear plans to start doing so next month, after the current facility that accepts the waste -- in Barnwell, South Carolina -- closes.
Vermont Yankee is one of 36 nuclear plants around the country that have been sending low-level radioactive waste -- plant waste excluding the highly radioactive spent fuel -- to Barnwell.
The South Carolina site's closing leaves both Vermont Yankee and the state's hospitals without the place that had been accepting low-level radioactive waste.