Former PSB Chair Says Vermont In Position Of Strength In Lawsuit

04/19/11 7:50AM By Mitch Wertlieb
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The owner of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has sued the state, asking a federal judge to block the state from shutting the plant down next year.

Yankee's original 40-year operating license was scheduled to expire next March. But, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved extending the license for another 20 years.

So will Vermont Yankee be able to keep operating? VPR's Mitch Wertlieb gets some perspective from Michael Dworkin, a former chairman of the Vermont Public Service Board who now heads the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School.

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