20 Jan '12, 3pm

Green Blog: First Round: Entergy 1, Vermont 0

Green Blog: First Round: Entergy 1, Vermont 0

Associated Press The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, on the banks of the Connecticut River in Vernon, Vt. As I wrote in Friday’s New York Times , the first round in federal court has gone to Entergy, the electrical power production company that does not want to shut down its Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The state of Vermont has been seeking to close the plant when its initial 40-year federal operating license expires on March 21. Had the court decision gone the other way and the state had prevailed, it conceivably could have ended there. That’s because the cost of maintaining a reactor and paying the plant’s staff are roughly the same whether it is running or not. If the judge, J. Garvan Murtha in Brattleboro, had sided with the state, Entergy would have faced a painful decision on whether to keep the plant on standby after March 21 while waiting for the issue to work its w...

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