Statement by Speaker Symington Regarding the Passage of S. 373, “Full Funding of Decommissioning Costs of a Nuclear Plant.”Today the House passed S. 373, “Full Funding of Decommissioning Costs of a Nuclear Plant.” This bill will protect Vermonters from a potential financial risk if the Entergy Corporation sells Vermont Yankee to a highly leveraged company, NewCo.The provisions of S. 373 are straightforward. It requires that if Vermont Yankee is sold, the Public Service Board (PSB) must determine that its decommissioning fund has enough assets and financial guarantees to pay for immediate restoration of the site upon closing of Vermont Yankee. If the fund currently is adequate, the PSB will require nothing further. If the fund is inadequate, the deficiency can be alleviated by either adding funds or supplying a letter of credit or other guarantee.When decommissioning does occur, S. 373 assures that the fund will be adequate to cover all costs, regardless of whether the corporation that owns the plant is financially strong or not. S. 373 ensures that Vermonters will not be saddled with the responsibility for clean up costs at Vermont Yankee. When Vermont Yankee was built Vermonters were told that its decommissioning would be fully paid for. This bill ensures that this promise will be kept.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditIndiana State (16-11, 9-7) vs. Southern Illinois (16-13, 10-6)SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Southern Illinois looks for its fifth straight win over Indiana State at SIU Arena. The last victory for the Sycamores at Southern Illinois was a 59-56 win on Jan. 10, 2015. February 25, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press S. Illinois looks for home win vs Indiana St. FAB FRESHMEN: Southern Illinois’ Marcus Domask, Eric McGill and Lance Jones have combined to account for 53 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 59 percent of all Salukis points over the last five games.TERRIFIC TYREKE: Tyreke Key has connected on 40.3 percent of the 129 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 9 of 22 over the last five games. He’s also converted 84.4 percent of his foul shots this season.PERFECT WHEN: The Salukis are 6-0 when at least four of their players score 10 or more points and 10-13 when any fewer than that achieve double-figures. The Sycamores are 5-0 when the team records at least eight steals and 11-11 when falling short of that total.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Sycamores have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Salukis. Southern Illinois has 28 assists on 66 field goals (42.4 percent) across its previous three outings while Indiana State has assists on 35 of 66 field goals (53 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Southern Illinois defense has allowed only 60.9 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Salukis 10th among Division I teams. The Indiana State offense has averaged 68.6 points through 27 games (ranked 222nd, nationally).___ read more
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWhat seemed to be impossible was erased from this Alpena couple’s vocabulary. The Parker family can now call themselves homeowners thanks to the Habitat for Humanity.Raising 4 girls, the Parkers can’t wait to step foot inside of their new home after going through the home ownership program for over a year. The Parker’s dream home will be up by late fall.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local Girl Scouts Earn Patches for Unique Community ServiceNext Alpena County Republicans host dinner party for candidates read more
The best B&H Judoist Larisa Ceric won a bronze medal at the Judo Grand Slam tournament in Paris, and today’s press conference was held on this occasion.In the match for the bronze medal in the category of 78+, Ceric defeated Yu Song from China, the current world champion who is also leading on the world ranking list.“This is the strongest tournament as the Wimbledon is in tennis, and in the hierarchy it is below the World, but above the European Championship. Our Larisa won the medal for B&H in such a strong tournament for the first time. This competition is a qualifying event for the Olympic Games. Larisa won new 200 points, and now she occupies 9th place in the rankings, and we are aiming to be among the top 8 in order to be the bearer on the Olympic Games. We have the Olympic standard, and it is not an issue. In the upcoming tournaments we want to stabilize in the top 8 in the rankings. The tournament was held in Paris, the cradle of European judo. Tickets were sold out, and Larisa defeated the current world champion and the best rated Judoist which has more than 3,000 points in front of 15,000 spectators. Larisa made us very happy with this bronze medal. This is extremely good result, which gives us the hope that we can expect the good result at the Olympic Games,” said the coach, Branislav Crnogorac.Larisa is already turning to new challenges that are expecting her in the future, including huge and important tournaments in Abu Dhabi, Japan, China and South Korea.“My goal is to get among the top 8 players, in order to have easier draw. I had problems and injuries during my career, but I always had people around me who believed in me and gave me extra strength. We will continue together through all the obstacles. I do not want to get too excited by the victory against the World Champion, I am proud but I have a lot more tournaments. I need to be strong and cautious,” concluded Ceric.(Source: klix.ba) read more