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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vermont Demonstrates Democracy With Anti-Nuke Vote

Vermont's senate has voted to close the state's Yankee nuclear power plant when its license expires in 2012.

The vote follows revelation of lies by plant operators to regulators about safety and structural issues.

Nuclear industry officials express dismay that state representatives are superseding federal officials.

Vermont gave itself that power in the original license, with a provision to opt to renew, or not, in 2012.

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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