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The lawsuit, one of several Entergy has filed against the state, argues yet again in U.S. District Court that the state is federally preempted from regulating the plant.
The plant is currently shut down for refueling and maintenance, and during these tests a 6-by-10 foot “blowout panel” blew out due to over pressurization.
Entergy document cites drastic fall in value of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, raising questions about its viability
Gov. Peter Shumlin suggested the economic pressures may result in the plant’s closure.
In 2002, an Entergy official told the Public Service Board he would “100 percent guarantee” that Entergy would not try to pre-empt the board.
Entergy asked the court to dismiss the complaint.
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This time the state’s attorney argued the Vermont statutes were enacted for economic reasons as much as anything else.
Vermont Yankee has 1,507 fuel rod assemblies submerged in a spent fuel pool, which was originally designed to hold about 350.
UBS projects deficits for the corporation in 2015 and 2016.
Geoff Commons, the public advocate, said DPS does not want to get bogged down in four separate lawsuits over what is essentially the same matter: Entergy’s continued operation.
The New England Coalition has requested that the court issue an injunction prohibiting Vermont Yankee from continuing to operate until it is issued a new certificate of public good or an amended permit.