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Supreme Court Asked To Order VY Shutdown
Wednesday, 12/05/12
An anti-nuclear group is asking the Vermont Supreme Court to order an immediate shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.



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Six Yankee Protestors Convicted Of Trespassing
Tuesday, 11/27/12
A jury has found six Massachusetts women guilty of trespassing at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to protest the continued operation of the reactor. The women, who range in age from 69 to 93, represented themselves in court.
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Six Women Go On Trial For Nuke Protest
Tuesday, 11/27/12
A trial is under way in Vermont for six elderly Massachusetts women accused of trespassing at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant last year to protest the continued operation of the reactor.
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Lawyers Rehash Vt. Yankee Issues On Appeal
Wednesday, 11/14/12
Both the state and lawyers for Vermont Yankee now have filed written arguments to a federal appeals court as the legal battle continues over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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Support For Vt. Yankee Strong At Hearing
Friday, 11/09/12
Vermont's Public Service Board is hearing some supportive testimony about the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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Vt. Yankee Technicians Get Ready For Storm
Monday, 10/29/12
By John Dillon
Technicians at Vermont Yankee have been preparing for the high winds and prolonged power outages expected from Hurricane Sandy.
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Federal Judge Dismisses Yankee Suit
Friday, 10/26/12
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Vermont Yankee against the state over taxes on the plant that the Legislature passed this year.
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Vermont Yankee Debate Heats Up On Two Fronts
Wednesday, 10/24/12
By John Dillon
The legal debate over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is heating up at federal appeals court and at the state Public Service Board. The state this week laid out a detailed case for why the plant should not get a new 20 year state permit to operate.
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Vt. Yankee Lawsuit Divides AG Candidates
Tuesday, 10/09/12
By Bob Kinzel
The future of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant is emerging as an issue in the race for Attorney General. While Incumbent Democrat Bill Sorrell is defending the state's decision to try to close the plant as soon as possible, his two opponents oppose the strategy for different reasons.
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NRC Says There Will Be No Stepped-Up Inspections At Yankee
Thursday, 09/13/12
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made it official that it sees no need for stepped-up inspections at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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Vermont Yankee Sues State Over Tax Change
Wednesday, 09/12/12
The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont over taxes on the plant passed by the Legislature this year.
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NRC Oversees Post-Fukushima Inspections At Vermont Yankee
Monday, 09/10/12
By John Dillon
At the urging of federal regulators, technicians at Vermont Yankee are inspecting the plant to assess risk from severe floods and earthquakes. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has required nuclear plant operators to do a series of inspections following the earthquake and tsunami that crippled reactors in Japan.
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Watershed Council: Yankee Discharge Is Too Hot For Fish
Thursday, 08/30/12
By John Dillon
An environmental group says a recent study of thermal pollution in the Connecticut River shows that Vermont Yankee has, at times, heated up the water to unacceptable levels. The Connecticut River Watershed Council wants the nuclear plant to change its operations in order to protect migrating fish.
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Administration Requests NRC Review Yankee Incidents
Wednesday, 08/15/12
By Ross Sneyd
The Shumlin administration has renewed its request to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for greater scrutiny of Vermont Yankee's operations.
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Newscast: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, 08/14/12
By Dave McGown
Newscast: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Pro-Yankee Group Says Vermont Could Have Energy Gap
Tuesday, 07/31/12
A group that supports the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant says Vermont may have work to do to meet its demand for electricity in 2016.
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Vermont Yankee At Full Power Following Repairs
Thursday, 07/05/12
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is producing electricity at full power again after technicians completed repairs to one of two motor generators that vary the flow of cooling water to the reactor.
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Yankee Opponents Say Water Permit Could Force Plant To Close
Tuesday, 07/03/12
By John Dillon
A loss last week in federal appeals court has limited the state's options to challenge Vermont Yankee's operating license. Plant opponents are now pinning their hopes on a permit that Yankee needs to release hot water into the Connecticut River.
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Update: Vermont Yankee
Tuesday, 07/03/12
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's John Dillon discusses the latest developments at Vermont Yankee, including regulatory licensing and power output.
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Vermont Edition
How To Make Prize Pies (And Other Pastries)
Tuesday, 07/03/12
By Jane Lindholm
Before you start whipping up this summer's pastry treats, we provide insights and tips on how to create the perfect pie and VPR's John Dillon provides an update on Vermont Yankee.
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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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Critics Call Vt. Yankee Repairs Sign of Plant’s Age
Tuesday, 06/26/12
By John Dillon
The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant continues to operate at reduced power as technicians test repairs to a pump system that controls the reactor's output.
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Yankee Reduces Power Because Of Problem With Motor
Monday, 06/18/12
By John Dillon
Vermont Yankee cut its power to 36 percent Monday afternoon due to an electrical failure in a motor that controls the reactor's cooling water.
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Nuclear Waste Ruling Could Strengthen Vt. Court Case
Tuesday, 06/12/12
By John Dillon
A federal court decision on nuclear waste could strengthen the state's hand as regulators review Vermont Yankee's bid to operate for another 20 years.
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