Vermont Yankee hearings scheduled

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Whether the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant should continue operating after 2012 will be the subject of two upcoming public hearings.

The Vermont Public Service Board has set 7 p.m. on Monday, September 15 as the time and the Vernon Elementary School as the place for the first of two hearings.

The second will be held Monday, September 22 via Vermont Interactive Television from VIT’s studios around the state.

Vermont Yankee’s current operating license expires in 2012. It needs both federal and state approval for its plan to continue operating for an additional 20 years beyond that date.

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