Warren voters give no-confidence vote to VT Yankee

03/03/09 3:45PM

Voters in Warren want the state Legislature to stop Vermont Yankee nuclear plant from operating past its scheduled 2012 closing.

In a Town Meeting day vote Tuesday, they easily approved a measure that calls on state lawmakers to block the Vernon power plant from staying open once its license expires and to force its owners to fully fund a decommissioning fund set up to pay for the plant's eventual dismantling - whenever that is.

Similar no-confidence votes were scheduled in about three dozen towns across Vermont on Tuesday as residents headed out to town halls and schools for their annual town meetings.

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