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Hundreds Protest Vermont Yankee
Monday, 04/01/13
Hundreds of people who rallied in protest of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant over the weekend, and they say it's time for the 41-year-old reactor to shut down.
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NRC Probes Entergy Finances After Yankee's Value Drops
Friday, 03/22/13
By John Dillon
Federal regulators want more information about Entergy Corp.'s finances after the company dramatically dropped the value of its Vermont Yankee plant.
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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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One Year Later, Vermont Yankee Battles Playing Out In Court
Thursday, 03/21/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
The full story of how Entergy went from a welcomed steward to a public pariah in the view of many Vermonters is told in the book "Public Meltdown: The Story of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant", by UVM Research Professor Richard Watts.
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Shumlin Says He's Confident Vt. Yankee Will Close
Wednesday, 03/20/13
By John Dillon
Thursday marks a year from the date when Governor Peter Shumlin hoped the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant would shut down. Instead, the reactor is still operating and the state is locked in a legal battle in federal court with Yankee's owner, the Entergy Corporation.
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NRC Gives Yankee Good Grades For 2012
Thursday, 03/07/13
By John Dillon
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant did a good job last year in protecting public health and safety. The nuclear agency released its annual assessment report on Thursday.
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Panel Rejects Some Of VY Critic's Evidence
Tuesday, 02/26/13
he Vermont Public Service Board says it will consider some, but not all, of a prominent nuclear critic's testimony as it weighs whether to give the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant a new state permit.
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PSB May Hear From Vt. Yankee Critic
Monday, 02/25/13
A long-time critic of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is to testify before the state Public Service Board, if plant owner Entergy Corp. doesn't succeed in blocking that testimony.
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Technical Hearings Begin On VY Permit
Monday, 02/11/13
The Vermont state panel that regulates utilities is beginning a new round of technical hearings on the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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Vermont Bill Holds VY To Shutdown Promise
Friday, 02/08/13
Vermont lawmakers are looking to firm up a promise made by the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant that it would take extra steps to clean up the plant's Vernon site after it shuts down.
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Group Seeks Delay In Yankee Hearings For Supreme Court Appeals
Tuesday, 02/05/13
By John Dillon
As the legal uncertainty surrounding the Vermont Yankee plant continues, an anti-nuclear group wants utility regulators to take a time out in order to let the state Supreme Court resolve some of the issues.
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State Says Finding Future Yankee Leaks May Be Compromised
Monday, 01/21/13
By John Dillon
State officials are worried that detecting new leaks at Vermont Yankee may be difficult because groundwater monitoring wells at the nuclear plant are already contaminated.
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Analysis: Vermont Yankee's Continued Operation
Friday, 01/18/13
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's John Dillon provides analysis on this week's court cases involving the continued operation of Vermont Yankee.
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Speaker Smith Looks Ahead
Friday, 01/18/13
By Bob Kinzel
House Speaker Shap Smith discusses the top issues facing the Legislature, VPR's John Dillon provides analysis on this week's court cases involving the continued operation of Vermont Yankee and we hear from the Norwich University Regimental Band. 
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Entergy Asks Court To Dismiss Attempt To Shut Down Yankee
Wednesday, 01/16/13
By John Dillon
After a hearing in New York City on Monday, the company that owns Vermont Yankee and its opponents were back in court on Wednesday in a continuing legal face-off over the future of the state's only nuclear plant.
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Vt. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Vermont Yankee
Wednesday, 01/16/13
In a rare legal proceeding, the state Supreme Court is to hear arguments that the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is continuing to run in violation of a 2002 order by the Public Service Board.
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Appeals Judges Focus On 'Legislative Intent' In Yankee Case
Monday, 01/14/13
By John Dillon
Lawyers for Entergy and the state of Vermont faced off in a federal courtroom in New York on Monday in a case that will determine the state's power to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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At Stake In Yankee Appeal: State’s Rights And A Big Legal Bill
Monday, 01/14/13
By John Dillon
A federal appeals court in New York will hear a case Monday morning that may test the limits of a state's control over nuclear power plants.
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Judge Refuses To Block Vermont Yankee Case
Wednesday, 01/09/13
By John Dillon
A federal court judge has refused to block a state court proceeding that activists hope could force the shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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State Regulators Demand Answers From Entergy
Wednesday, 01/09/13
By John Dillon
State regulators are demanding answers from Entergy, the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. Entergy has won federal approval to run the plant until 2032. But it still needs a state permit, called a certificate of public good.
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Report Says Vermont Yankee Not Generating Enough Cash
Tuesday, 01/08/13
By John Dillon
The Entergy Corporation will be back in court next week, defending its right to keep operating the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. But as Entergy continues its legal battle, a financial firm says Yankee is a drag on the company's finances.
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Vt., NY Seek More Review Of Nuclear Waste Storage
Friday, 01/04/13
Twenty-four anti-nuclear and environmental groups are joining the states of Vermont and New York in calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to do a more thorough study of the impacts of storing spent nuclear fuel on the grounds of nuclear power plants.
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Fight Over Vermont Yankee In Two Courts This Month
Wednesday, 01/02/13
Lawyers involved in the fight over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will be busy in the coming weeks.
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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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High Court Asked To Close Yankee
Wednesday, 12/05/12
By John Dillon
An anti-nuclear group says Entergy Vermont Yankee has disobeyed Public Service Board orders by operating without a new state permit, and it's asking the Vermont Supreme Court to order the immediate shutdown of the plant.
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