Wednesday marks the date that Vermont Yankee’s original
40-year operating license ends. But supporters and opponents of the nuclear
power plant are enmeshed in legal and regulatory proceedings about
extending the license, and the plant continues to produce
A federal judge has refused to suspend Vermont’s law that gives the
Legislature veto power over whether Vermont Yankee can continue to
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Vermont’s second largest utility says it will buy 20 percent of its power needs from a nuclear power plant in New Hampshire. The new contract will replace one that’s about to
expire with Vermont Yankee.
Federal officials will review the safety of all U.S. nuclear power plants in the
wake of the ongoing nuclear catastrophe in Japan. But that review is not likely to halt a new federal
license for Vermont Yankee.
or not new nuclear plants should be built is up for debate this afternoon at the University of Vermont’s Janus Forum. Arguing against more plants is
Tyson Slocum of the group Public Citizen. He’ll be speaking with author and
journalist William Tucker.