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Newscast
4:31 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Vermont Yankee Could Be Replaced By Biomass Plant

A biomass plant has been proposed to occupy the site of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which is shutting down at the end of year.

The idea is in its infancy. The Brattleboro Reformer reports officials plan to organize a public forum to discuss the details.

The state has negotiated a detailed agreement with Entergy, owner of the nuclear plant, providing for millions of dollars for economic development and clean energy projects as well as a "timely decommissioning."

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NH News
9:12 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Will Shut Down In 2014

Entergy Corp. says it will shut down the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station by end of 2014, ending a long legal battle with the state.

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Environment
5:00 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Appeals Judges Focus On 'Legislative Intent' In Yankee Case

Credit John Dillon, VPR News

Lawyers for Entergy and the state of Vermont faced off in a federal courtroom in New York on Monday in a case that will determine the state’s power to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

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The Exchange
8:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

The Vermont Yankee Debate Heats Up!

The nuclear power plant on the banks of the Connecticut River has been touted as a renewable energy source and criticized for its safety record. In recent months, both supporters and opponents have been turning out in force to debate the plant’s economic, environmental, and safety impacts, as legal battles continue in both federal and state arenas.

Guests

John Dillon - Reporter for Vermont Public Radio.

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Environment
2:52 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Vermont Yankee Debate Heats Up On Two Fronts

Vermont Yankee Power Plant
Credit US Nuclear Regulatory Comission

The legal debate over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is heating up at federal appeals court and at the state Public Service Board.

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NH News
5:19 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Vermont Yankee Opponents Say Water Permit Could Force Plant To Close

A loss late last month in federal appeals court has limited the state’s options to challenge Vermont Yankee’s operating license.

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