August 14, 2013
Matthew L. Wald
New York Times
Washington – States cannot shut down nuclear plants over safety worries, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Wednesday, upholding a lower court’s decision that allowed the Vermont Yankee plant to keep running despite a seven year effort by the Vermont Legislature to close it.
"The nuclear power industry has just been delivered a tremendous victory against the attempt by any state to shut down federally regulated nuclear power plants," said Kathleen Sullivan, a lawyer for Entergy, which owns the Vermont Yankee.
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