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Potential for Another Meltdown?

Times Argus - 9:20 am Tue Dec 29th, 2009

Debate over the future of the VT Yankee nuclear power plant has developed into a complex game of chicken between executives with Entergy Nuclear VT and Democratic leaders of the state Legislature.

Entergy, which has owned the Vernon facility since 2002, says if it does not win approval for its plan to sell Vermont Yankee and five other nuclear power plants to a spin-off company called Enexus, it will likely close the Vermont nuclear plant as scheduled in 2012.

Democratic lawmakers, meanwhile, say if the Enexus spin-off deal - which they believe is to shield the parent company Entergy from responsibility for cleaning up the site - is approved, it will make it difficult for them to vote in 2010 to allow Vermont Yankee to operate for an additional 20 years.

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