It is a General Electric boiling water reactor type nuclear power plant. It is currently owned by Entergy and located in the town of Vernon, Vermont. It generates 620 megawatts of electricity. It currently provides 35% ov the overall energy requirements of the state.
In February 2010, the Vermont Senate voted 26 to 4 against re-licensing of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant after 2012, citing radioactive tritum leaks, misstatements by plant officials and a cooling tower collapse in 2007.
There are many controversies surrounding the issues and many ongoing discussions.
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor is a power plant in Vernan, Vermont. It uses Uranium to heat water, creating steam, which in turn generates electricity. The nuclear reactor is considered a clean and safe way to generate power, as it is extremely efficient (it generates 650 MW of electricity and powers 1/4 of a million homes in New England) and controlled (its personnel are highly trained to reduce the chances of a nuclear explosion/leak etc).
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