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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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Vermont Wins First Round In Yankee Legal Battle
Monday, 07/18/11
By John Dillon
A federal judge has refused to suspend Vermont's law that gives the Legislature veto power over whether Vermont Yankee can continue to operate. VPR Coverage: Vermont Yankee Earlier: NRC Recommends Safety Upgrades
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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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Vt. Utility Signs Deal With N.H. Nuclear Plant
Tuesday, 05/24/11
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's second largest utility says it will buy 20 percent of its power needs from a nuclear power plant in New Hampshire. The new contract will replace one that's about to expire with Vermont Yankee.
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Yankee Included In Federal Review Of Nuclear Plants
Wednesday, 03/16/11
By John Dillon
Federal officials will review the safety of all U.S. nuclear power plants in the wake of the ongoing nuclear catastrophe in Japan. But that review is not likely to halt a new federal license for Vermont Yankee.
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Texas Commission Lets 36 States Dump Nuke Waste At Site Used By Vermont
Tuesday, 01/04/11
A Texas commission has approved a plan to allow 36 states to dump low-level radioactive waste in West Texas. The site currently only accepts waste from Texas, Vermont and the federal government.
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Texas Commission Guarantees Vermont Space In Nuclear Dump
Tuesday, 01/04/11
A Texas commission will guarantee Vermont 20 percent capacity in a nuclear dump, should it approve a plan to allow 36 other states to bring low-level radioactive waste to a site in West Texas.
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Nuclear Power Up For Debate At UVM
Monday, 02/08/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Whether or not new nuclear plants should be built is up for debate this afternoon at the University of Vermont's Janus Forum. Arguing against more plants is Tyson Slocum of the group Public Citizen. He'll be speaking with author and journalist William Tucker.
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Vermont Yankee
Friday, 11/13/09
By Bob Kinzel
We examine a variety of issues and questions concerning the re-licensing of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.
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