19 Jul '11, 12pm

A Gamble for Vermont Yankee: Entergy must decide whether to spend millions on refueling a nuclear plant while it...

The owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant may be coming up fast on a crucial decision about the reactor’s future. The plant’s initial 40-year operating license expires in March 2012; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is willing to let it run another 20 years, but the state of Vermont is not. To run beyond March, the reactor, on the Connecticut River in Vernon, Vt., just north of the Massachusetts border, needs a new “certificate of public good,” and the state Legislature has reserved to itself the authority to issue or withhold one. It has pointedly refused to issue the certificate. On Monday, the United States District Court in Burlington denied the company an injunction that would have allowed the plant to keep running after March 2012, until the permitting issue is decided. But on Oct. 8, the plant is scheduled to shut for refueling. Power plants typically plan the...

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Biting the Bullet, Vermont Yankee Orders Fuel

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Jul '11, 8pm

Associated Press The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant on the banks of the Connecticut River. Unless a court intervenes, the cl...

Reward Offered for Horse Shooting in Vermont | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 20 Jul '11, 9am

The Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a 31-year old Arabian horse named Kagan who was shot in his pastur...