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The Commons
Voices / Letters from readers

Is VY buyer capable of doing the job?

Originally published in The Commons issue #387 (Wednesday, December 14, 2016).

RE: “Vermont Yankee buyer touts cleanup ‘dream team’” [News, Dec. 7]:

Scott State has acknowledged that his company, New York–based NorthStar Group Services, has never tackled a job like Vermont Yankee — in other words, taking ownership of a commercial nuclear plant and taking responsibility for decommissioning.

He describes a Waste Control Specialists’ Texas disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste — a facility that is non-existing — as a “critical” part of the Yankee project.

Oh, and Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists currently is a defendant in a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit.

Vermont might want to stop and review this proposal a little deeper.

Jeannie Presler

Vancouver, Wash.

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