A six-year contract between the town and the owner of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant was called “very generous” by Finance Committee Chairwoman Patty O’Donnell.

“The assessment includes all the Vermont Yankee land and the dry cask storages,” O’Donnell said following Tuesday’s Select Board meeting when the agreement was approved. “There’s 58 casks. The casks are all included.”

Entergy, which is conducting the preliminary phases of decommissioning since the plant’s shutdown in December 2014, will be providing a payment in lieu of municipal services property taxes. Spent fuel will be stored in the casks.

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