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State Legislatures Group Backs Appeal In VY Case
Tuesday, 06/12/12
A group that advocates for state legislatures has filed court papers saying a federal judge made a mistake in a ruling that sharply limited the Vermont's authority over the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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Vt. Urges US Appeals Court To Let State Rule On VY Operation
Tuesday, 06/05/12
The state of Vermont is asking a federal appeals court to allow the state to decide whether the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant should be able to continue operating in Vernon.
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Entergy Asks Regulators To Alter Orders Limiting Operations
Wednesday, 05/30/12
By John Dillon
The Public Service Board has allowed Entergy to operate the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant while it reviews the case for a new 20-year license. But now Entergy wants the board to go back and alter earlier orders that restricted storage of spent fuel, and limited operation to this past March.
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Masked Protestors Disrupt NRC Meeting In Brattleboro
Thursday, 05/24/12
By Susan Keese
Officials from the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission were in Brattleboro Wednesday to talk about Entergy Vermont Yankee's annual safety assessment. The plant got high marks from the NRC for safety.
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NRC To Hold Public Meeting In Brattleboro
Wednesday, 05/23/12
Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be in Brattleboro today to talk about their annual safety assessment of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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NRC To Hold Public Meeting On May 23
Monday, 05/14/12
Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be in Brattleboro later this month to talk about their annual safety assessment of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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Appeals Court Asks For Vt. Yankee Arguments
Thursday, 05/10/12
A federal appeals court weighing a water quality permit for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant wants lawyers to provide it with written arguments on another type of water quality permit.
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DPS Commissioner To Argue Against VY License Renewal
Wednesday, 05/09/12
The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service will be in Washington today to argue that the license renewal federal regulators gave to the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant was issued improperly.
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Vermont Yankee Asks For Year In State Permit Case
Thursday, 05/03/12
The owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant want the state's utility regulator to give the company more than a year to file documents that could lead to it being allowed to operate for another 20 years.
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Charges Dropped Against Vermont Yankee Protesters
Monday, 04/30/12
Prosecutors are dropping criminal trespassing charges against 136 protesters who were arrested last month at the corporate offices of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
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Senate To Debate Vermont Yankee Tax
Thursday, 04/26/12
The Vermont Senate is set to debate a miscellaneous tax bill including a new $7.5 million tax on the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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Hundreds Gather To Protest Vt. Nuclear Plant
Sunday, 04/15/12
More than 1,000 people turned out Saturday on the Brattleboro town green for a rally to show support for decommissioning the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, one of the oldest nuclear power plants in the country.
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Sanders, Shumlin To Speak At Vermont Yankee Rally
Friday, 04/13/12
By Neal Charnoff
There will be a rally in Brattleboro tomorrow to protest the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant. The event has been organized by a coalition of groups, including the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution, the Sierra Club, and VPIRG.
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Condenser Leaks Plague Vermont Yankee Plant
Wednesday, 04/11/12
By John Dillon
Vermont Yankee is operating at reduced power while technicians continue to trouble-shoot problems with its steam condenser. The condenser contains thousands of tubes, and some have started to leak.
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Group Says VY Tax Would Tarnish Vt.'s Business Reputation
Thursday, 04/05/12
By John Dillon
Associated Industries of Vermont complains that a proposed tax increase on the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sends the wrong message to companies doing business in Vermont.
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Lawmaker To Visit New Mexico Waste Site
Monday, 04/02/12
Brattleboro Progressive Rep. Sarah Edwards will travel today to a Waste Isolation Pilot Project in New Mexico.
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Senate Committee Looks At Economic Consequences of Vermont Yankee Closure
Monday, 04/02/12
By Susan Keese
Members of the state Senate Economic Development Committee continue to look for ways to deal with the economic consequences of closing Vermont Yankee. Last year, legislators set aside $50,000 for a regional study that included a look at the ripple effects of losing as many as 650 of the region's highest paying jobs.
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PSB Orders New Case In Vermont Yankee Relicensing Request
Friday, 03/30/12
By Ross Sneyd
The Public Service Board has ordered that an entirely new case be opened into Vermont Yankee's request for a new state operating license. The decision is a response to the federal court decision that threw out the Legislature's ability to block the relicensing of the nuclear power plant.
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House Advances New Vermont Yankee Tax
Wednesday, 03/28/12
The Vermont House has advanced legislation that hits the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant with a big tax increase. Supporters say it works out about even for the Vernon reactor, because other payments it makes to the state are ending.
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Yankee Protesters Turn To Song, Political Theater
Friday, 03/23/12
More than a thousand people gathered in Brattleboro Thursday to protest Vermont Yankee's continued operation. The protesters marched three miles from the Brattleboro common to the plant's headquarters. Some walked on stilts, some carried signs. They sang, they acted, and even committed civil disobedience.   
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Newscast: March 22, 2012, 5:49 p.m.
Thursday, 03/22/12
By Peter Biello
Newscast: March 22, 2012, 5:49 p.m.
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At Least 130 Vermont Yankee Protesters Arrested
Thursday, 03/22/12
By Susan Keese
As many as 1,000 demonstrators gathered Thursday in Brattleboro to protest the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee plant, and at least 130 of them were arrested for trespassing.
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Vermont Yankee Opponents Plan Brattleboro Demonstrations
Thursday, 03/22/12
Opponents of Vermont Yankee are disappointed that the nuclear power plant is still generating electricity. But they say they'll continue fighting to close it down.
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Perspective From Vernon: Debate Over Vermont Yankee
Wednesday, 03/21/12
By Jane Lindholm
The town of Vernon sits on the banks of the Connecticut River and is home to the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.
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What's Next For Vermont Yankee's Legal Status
Wednesday, 03/21/12
By Jane Lindholm
As Vermont appeals a federal court decision in Entergy's lawsuit against the state, we look at the legal and regulatory status of the plant that allows it to keep operating after its original license has expired.
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