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March 22nd, 2012

Vermont Yankee Closure Could Effect Energy Prices

by Andrew Price, President & COO

Wednesday, March 21st, marked the 40th anniversary of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. The state of Vermont has appealed a federal court decision that would allow the state’s only nuclear plant to continue generating power on Thursday, March 22nd, after the expiration of its initial 40 year operating license. Vermont Yankee, located in the town of Vernon Vermont, shares a design with the infamous Fukushima nuclear reactors of Japan that experienced a meltdown in March 2011. The General Electric Mark 1 model Boiling Water Reactor design was discontinued around the time Vermont Yankee came online in 1972.

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