News and Views

News

Voices

Arts

Life and Work

Milestones

Submit your news

Submit commentary

Support us

Become a member

Advertising

Print advertising

Web advertising

About us

Contact us

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.

What do you think? Leave us a comment

Editor’s note: Our terms of service require you to use your real names. We will remove anonymous or pseudonymous comments that come to our attention. We rely on our readers’ personal integrity to stand behind what they say; please do not write anything to someone that you wouldn’t say to his or her face without your needing to wear a ski mask while saying it. Thanks for doing your part to make your responses forceful, thoughtful, provocative, and civil. We also consider your comments for the letters column in the print newspaper.