Entergy Appeals Vermont Yankee Ruling

02/28/12 6:06AM

The company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is appealing a federal court order allowing the plant to stay open past its originally scheduled shutdown date.

Entergy says the court didn't address the possibility that state regulators could close the plant by denying it permission to store high-level radioactive waste on its property in Vernon past March 21st.

Entergy filed notice with the U.S. District Court in Brattleboro overnight saying it would ask the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision from a federal district court that was widely perceived as being strongly in the company's favor.

At the same time it files the appeal, it's asking the district court to keep the plant open.

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