MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, the owners of Vermont Yankee and other officials are set for a second round of high-level talks on decommissioning the Vernon nuclear power plant.
The state and Entergy Corp. have been legal adversaries on issues ranging from a 20-year licensing extension at Vermont Yankee to what taxes the plant should pay. But state officials say they hope they can get an agreement with the company about the terms of decommissioning.
That process of dismantling Vermont Yankee, removing its radioactive components and storing its spent fuel will come sometime after late next year, when the company has announced it will close Vermont Yankee for economic reasons.
The two sides met earlier this month and are set to do so again Monday.
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