New York Asks To Be Heard In Yankee Suit

12/01/11 6:06AM The Associated Press

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.

Vermont and the nuclear watchdog group New England Coalition say the NRC improperly approved the license extension. The suit charges the application by Vermont Yankee owner Entergy Corp. didn't include a certificate indicating the plant wouldn't unduly harm water quality.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports that New York is seeking friend-of-the-court status in the case. New York is agreeing with Vermont and the Coalition that the license extension was granted improperly.



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