Used fuel transfer completed at Vermont Yankee

09 August 2018

Entergy Corporation’s shutdown Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station has completed the final movement of spent nuclear fuel from the spent fuel pool in the reactor building to dry storage casks.

The site’s Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) safely stores in 58 casks all the spent nuclear fuel used during the 42 years that Vermont Yankee produced electricity. Now that all fuel has been transferred to dry storage within the ISFSI, Entergy will be implementing other planned changes that will result in savings on security, personnel, and maintenance that would have been funded from Vermont Yankee’s nuclear-decommissioning trust fund.

Holtec International, under Entergy’s oversight, performed the turnkey project including cask system manufacturing, ISFSI construction and spent fuel transfer to the ISFSI.

The spent fuel transfer supports the proposed sale of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee (ENVY) to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services Inc. for the timely decommissioning and restoration of the site.