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North Country News
4:36 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Vermont Court Denies Anti-Nuke Injunction Petition

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The Vermont Supreme Court has dismissed a request for an injunction to shut down the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Entergy, Vermont Utilities Fight Over Documents

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More than five years after the collapse of a cooling tower at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, legal wrangling continues over the incident between Vermont's utilities and plant owner Entergy Corp.

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North Country News
6:29 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Entergy to Refuel Nuclear Plant Despite Negative Financial Reports

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Entergy has announced that the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant will be refueled this spring, despite the company facing negative financial analyses.

Entergy will not release the cost of refueling the Vernon reactor, but Vermont Business Magazine is reporting that the last process, done in October 2011, cost nearly 100-million dollars.  Vermont Yankee Spokesman Rob Williams explains that the plant is on an 18-month refueling cycle and they continue to operate based on federal licensing and favorable court decisions.

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North Country News
6:35 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Financial Firm Predicts Closure of Vermont Yankee

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An investment firm is predicting that the owners of Vermont’s only nuclear power plant will close that facility.

A UBS Securities analysis of the cash flow of Entergy Nuclear properties says both Fitzpatrick in New York and Vermont Yankee “...are at risk of retirement...” due to modest or negative cash flows at the plants thru 2016.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Technical Hearings Begin on Vermont Yankee Permit

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

Lawyers for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owner are trying to draw tight boundaries around the issues a state panel can consider as it weighs whether to grant the plant a new state permit.

At a Public Service Board hearing on Monday, Entergy Corp. lawyers argued that the board should not consider the plant's impact on tourism, because any impact there might be tied to perceptions about nuclear safety — and federal law makes that solely the jurisdiction of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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North Country News
11:37 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Vermont Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Nuke Plant

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A lawyer for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant's owner told the Vermont Supreme Court it should dismiss a complaint that says the plant has been disobeying orders from the utility regulating Public Service Board.

During oral arguments Wednesday, Entergy Corp. lawyer Kathleen Sullivan said the board was in error when it ruled twice last year that by continuing to operate the plant, Entergy was violating the terms of the board's ruling that allowed the company to buy the plant in 2002.

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WAMC News
2:29 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Court Observers Assess Arguments in Vermont Yankee Appeal

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard arguments Monday in a dispute between Entergy Nuclear and the state of Vermont about continued operations of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.

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North Country News
4:48 am
Tue January 15, 2013

NY Appeals Court Hears Nuclear Plant Arguments

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A New York federal appeals court has heard arguments but given no indication which way it's leaning in a court case over Vermont's only nuclear plant.

A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan had questions for both sides Monday in the dispute over the future of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given the 40-year-old plant a license  extension to operate for another 20 years. However, Vermont has not issued a state license for the plant to operate.

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Judge Allows New England Coalition to Continue Complaint to Supreme Court

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A federal court judge has denied a motion for an injunction by Entergy Nuclear that would have barred the New England Coalition from bringing an enforcement request to the Vermont Supreme Court.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Public Service Board Asks Court to Deny New England Coalition Petition

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Credit Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

Last week, the New England Coalition filed a complaint with the Vermont Supreme Court asking for an injunction to force the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to cease operations until the Public Service Board rules on a Certificate of Public Good - the state’s operating license.  On Monday, the Vermont Department of Public Service asked the Court to deny that petition.

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