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NRC Seeks Financial Information From Yankee Owner Entergy
Friday, 03/22/13
By John Dillon
Federal regulators want more information about Entergy Corporation's finances after the company dropped the value of its Vermont Yankee plant by more than two-thirds.
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Appeals Court Sets January Hearing On Vermont Yankee Case
Wednesday, 12/12/12
By John Dillon
A federal appeals court has set a date in mid-January for oral arguments in a case that tests the limits of a state's authority to regulate nuclear power.
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State Loses Another Legal Round In Vt. Yankee Relicensing
Tuesday, 06/26/12
By John Dillon
A federal court has handed the state of Vermont another loss in its ongoing challenge to Vermont Yankee's operating license. The Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington rejected the state's arguments that the new 20-year license was invalid because Entergy Vermont Yankee failed to get a new water quality permit.
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Legal Wrangling Continues On VY's Scheduled Close Date
Wednesday, 03/21/12
By John Dillon
Time was supposed to run out for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant Wednesday. Opponents eagerly looked forward to the shutdown when the plant's license expired, but that didn't happen.
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Vermont Yankee End Date Comes, And Goes
Wednesday, 03/21/12
By Jane Lindholm
Wednesday marks the date that Vermont Yankee's original 40-year operating license ends. But supporters and opponents of the nuclear power plant are enmeshed in legal and regulatory proceedings about extending the license, and the plant continues to produce electricity.
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Sorrell Says Other States Should Join Vermont Yankee Appeal
Monday, 02/20/12
By John Dillon
Attorney General Bill Sorrell says a federal court ruling in the Vermont Yankee nuclear power case could have a chilling effect on other state legislatures as they consider issues that cross over into federal regulation.
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Shumlin Wants PSB To Take Additional Testimony In Yankee Case
Wednesday, 02/01/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin says he hopes the Vermont Public Service Board will take additional testimony before deciding the fate of Vermont Yankee's request to extend its operating license for another 20 years.
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Entergy Wants Prompt OK To Operate For 20 More Years
Tuesday, 01/31/12
By John Dillon
The head of the Entergy Corporation says the company will seek state permission to operate the Vermont Yankee plant for another 20 years. Entergy CEO Wayne Leonard says a recent ruling by a federal court means the state should issue a new permit without delay.
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Shumlin Still Mulling Over Appeal Of Vermont Yankee Ruling
Wednesday, 01/25/12
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin says he's still trying to decide if the state should appeal a federal court ruling that allows the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to keep operating.
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Nuclear Watchdog Group: 'We Told You So' On Towers
Saturday, 01/14/12
A nuclear watchdog group is reacting to a suit by Vermont utilities over failures of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's cooling towers by saying they warned of just such problems.
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Utilities Sue Entergy Over Cooling Tower Failures
Tuesday, 01/10/12
By John Dillon
Vermont's two largest electric utilities have sued Entergy-Vermont Yankee over cooling tower failures at the nuclear power plant more than four years ago. The utilities say Yankee failed to follow standard utility practice to inspect and maintain the tower.
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Vermont Yankee Questions Tritium Findings
Thursday, 08/18/11
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont Yankee disputes state test results that show radioactive tritium has been found on the banks of the Connecticut River. But some say the discovery of any tritium in the river is noteworthy. Earlier: Tritium Found In Well
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Analysis: AG Won't Prosecute Entergy Executives
Friday, 07/08/11
Reporter Bob Kinzel talks with VPR's Jane Lindholm about Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell's decision not to file suit against top Entergy executives for misstatements about underground pipes.
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AG: Yankee Failed To Meet Standards, But Won't Face Charges
Wednesday, 07/06/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont Yankee and its staff won't face charges for misleading the state about whether underground pipes at the plant carried nuclear material. VPR Archive: Officials Study Re-locating VT Yankee Pipe
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Two Groups Seek To Intervene In Vermont Yankee Suit
Friday, 05/13/11
Two more groups have filed court papers seeking to intervene on behalf of Vermont in a civil suit brought by the owners of Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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PSB Rejects Entergy Spinoff Proposal
Friday, 06/25/10
By John Dillon
The Public Service Board said "no" to a proposed spin-off of Vermont Yankee into a new company, calling the corporate restructuring financially risky.
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Groups That Challenged Vermont Yankee To Be Reimbursed
Monday, 06/07/10
By John Dillon
State regulators have concluded that Vermont Yankee misled them about whether there were underground pipes carrying radioactive material at the plant. Entergy Vermont Yankee now has to cover the legal fees of environmental groups that have challenged the company's request to extend its license.
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Vermont Yankee tries to repair leak
Wednesday, 06/24/09
Entergy Nuclear officials say power has been reduced at Vermont Yankee while technicians try to find and repair a leak of river water into the plant's cooling system.
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Without contract, Yankee vote off table
Thursday, 02/19/09
Legislative leaders want to know what Vermont Yankee will charge utilities for electricity before they vote on whether to extend its operating license another 20 years.
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Shumlin says lawmakers need energy contract before re-licensing vote
Wednesday, 02/18/09
By John Dillon
Entergy Vermont Yankee has so far declined to offer utilities a power contract for electricity sold after 2012. That's when the plant's license expires. Yankee needs approval from the Legislature to operate for another 20 years.
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Vermont Yankee decommissioning fund shrinks again in February
Wednesday, 02/11/09
The fund set aside for the eventual dismantling of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is continuing to shrink.
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Entergy apologizes for mishaps at nuclear plant
Monday, 02/02/09
An Entergy Nuclear official says the company has replaced several employees following two recent leaks of radioactive water at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant.
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Towns to vote on Vermont Yankee
Friday, 01/30/09
It's not up to them, but voters around Vermont will voice their opinions come Town Meeting Day on whether Vermont Yankee nuclear plant should stay open.
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Radioactive water leak found at Vermont Yankee
Thursday, 01/08/09
Entergy nuclear officials say the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant was undergoing a repair Wednesday after a broken valve was leaking radioactive water inside the nuclear plant.
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VY spokesman: Talks on future power deal still on
Monday, 01/05/09
A Vermont Yankee nuclear plant official says negotiations on a future deal to sell power to the state's retail utilities remain under way, despite indications they may have reached an impasse this past week.
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