DPS Commissioner To Argue Against VY License Renewal

05/09/12 6:06AM

The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service will be in Washington today to argue that the license renewal federal regulators gave to the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant was issued improperly.

Elizabeth Miller is to appear before the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit. She says she'll tell the court that Vermont Yankee lacked the renewed water quality certificate it needed before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its new license.

Vermont Yankee owner Entergy argues in court papers that their previous water quality certificate was still in effect. The company and the NRC also say Vermont could have raised its issues during NRC hearings on the license renewal.

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