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Yankee Critics Want State To Start Over On Permit Process
Friday, 02/03/12
A group critical of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is telling state utility regulators they need to start over on their review of a 20-year extension of the reactor's state permit.
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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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Newscast: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, 01/31/12
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Vermont Yankee Refuses State's Request To Test For Radioactive Tritium
Friday, 01/27/12
By John Dillon
Vermont had asked Entergy Vermont Yankee to test for radioactive tritium in a former drinking water well at the plant grounds in Vernon. But Entergy said that would require drawing significant quantities of water from the well.
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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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Law School To Hold Forum On VT Yankee Ruling
Tuesday, 01/24/12
The implications of a federal court ruling over the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will be the topic of a forum at the Vermont Law School.
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Newscast: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 01/23/12
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Vt. Lawmakers Continue To Weigh Options After Vermont Yankee Decision
Monday, 01/23/12
By Samantha Fields
The Vermont Legislature wanted to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant plant in March, when its current license expires. But U.S. District Judge Garvan Murtha ruled that the Legislature does not have that authority.
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VPR Newscast for Friday 1/20/12 at 5:50pm
Friday, 01/20/12
By Neal Charnoff
VPR Newscast for Friday 1/20/12 at 5:50pm
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Despite Entergy's Court Win, Yankee Still Needs State Permit
Friday, 01/20/12
By John Dillon
Despite a big win in federal court, Entergy Vermont Yankee still needs permission from state utility regulators to operate for another 20 years. The next move for Vermont Yankee will likely take place before the Public Service Board.
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Legal Expert Says State Should Consider Appeal
Friday, 01/20/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Entergy Nuclear won its lawsuit against the state over continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Vermont Law School Professor Pat Parenteau says the state should consider an appeal to the ruling.
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After Ruling, Legislative Leaders Look To Public Service Board For VY Decision
Friday, 01/20/12
By John Dillon
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Entergy Vermont Yankee in its lawsuit over the continued operation of the Vermont's only nuclear power plant. The ruling effectively means the state cannot force the plant in Vernon to shut down in March, as Governor Peter Shumlin wants to do.
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VPR Newscast for 1/19/12 at 5:50pm
Thursday, 01/19/12
By Neal Charnoff
VPR Newscast for 1/19/12 at 5:50pm
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Judge Says Federal Law Pre-empts State's Effort To Close Yankee
Thursday, 01/19/12
A federal judge ruled in favor of Entergy Nuclear on Thursday in its lawsuit over the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee plant. DOCUMENT: Judge Garvan Murtha's Decision
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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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Analysis: Energy Issues In Vermont
Friday, 01/13/12
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's John Dillon analyzes energy issues facing the state including the CVPS/Green Mountain Power suit against Vermont Yankee and the nuclear power plant's lawsuit against the state.
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Vermont Edition
Reactions To Shumlin's Budget Plan
Friday, 01/13/12
By Jane Lindholm
Lawmakers share their thoughts on Governor Shumlin's budget address, VPR's John Dillon provides analysis of energy issue facing the state and we listen back to the voice in the news this week.
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VPR Newscast
Tuesday, 01/10/12
By Neal Charnoff
VPR Newscast for Tuesday 1/10 at 5:50pm
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GMP, CVPS Sue Entergy Over Yankee's Tower Failures
Tuesday, 01/10/12
By Ross Sneyd
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.
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Vt. Yankee: Radioactive Tritium That Reached Connecticut River Poses No Public Threat
Wednesday, 12/21/11
By John Dillon
Vermont Yankee has confirmed that radioactive tritium has reached the Connecticut River from its site in Vernon. The material was first discovered leaking into groundwater two years ago, and the nuclear power plant says that the levels are well below those set for drinking water.
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NRC To Review Vermont Yankee Repair Mistake
Tuesday, 12/06/11
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it plans to review an incident at Vermont Yankee in which both backup diesel generators were not operating at the same time.
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New York Asks To Be Heard In Yankee Suit
Thursday, 12/01/11
The state of New York is asking to be heard in Vermont's lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's issuance of a 20-year license extension to the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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Documents Show Heavy Entergy Lobbying
Monday, 11/07/11
Government documents show that Entergy Corp. heavily lobbied multiple federal agencies last spring as it pleaded with them unsuccessfully to join its lawsuit against the state of Vermont's efforts to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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Vermont Yankee Back Online After Outage
Friday, 11/04/11
Vermont Yankee is generating electricity again. The nuclear power plant was off line for 25 days while it was refueled. Maintenance was also done during the outage.
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Vermont Yankee Returns To Full Power
Monday, 10/03/11
The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is headed back to full power after technicians fixed a problem that disabled a water pump.
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