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Vt. Yankee head stepping down

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VERNON, Vt. -

The head of the company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is stepping down this week.

J. Wayne Leonard has been chief executive of the Entergy Corporation since 1999, three years before it bought the Vernon reactor.

Relations between Vermont and Entergy have been tense in recent years, as the state has sought to force Vermont Yankee to shut down.

In honor of Leonard, Entergy is creating a $5 million endowment to address issues of climate change, poverty and social justice.

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