Biomass plant proposed for site of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont, which is shutting down at end of year; proposed facility would use woody, agricultural biomass and certain municipal solid waste as primary fuels

VERNON, Vermont , June 4, 2014 () – A biomass plant has been proposed to occupy the site of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which is shutting down at the end of year.

The idea is in its infancy. The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/1bI41RH) officials plan to organize a public forum to discuss the details.

The state has negotiated a detailed agreement with Entergy, owner of the nuclear plant, providing for millions of dollars for economic development and clean energy projects as well as a "timely decommissioning."

Members of the town planning commission and selectboard hear a presentation Monday from G. Donald Campbell Jr., who has worked on large-scale utility projects. His plan is for a plant would use "woody and agricultural biomass and certain municipal solid waste as primary fuels."

Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/
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