Hundreds Protest Vermont Yankee

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Hundreds of people who rallied in protest of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant over the weekend, and they say it’s time for the 41-year-old reactor to shut down.

More than 500 people marched through downtown Brattleboro Saturday carrying banners and chanting "shut it down." Organizers claim the plant, owned by Entergy, has been operating illegally.

The march came five days after the Vermont Supreme Court denied a petition from the anti-nuclear New England Coalition to shut down the plant.

An Entergy Nuclear spokesman told the Rutland Herald before the march that the company was aware of the protest but didn’t plan to watch.

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