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Vt. Yankee shuts down for refueling

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VERNON, Vt. -

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant is off the grid for a scheduled refueling.

The Rutland Herald reports the nuclear reactor was taken offline Saturday night.

Earlier this year, analysts predicted that increasing financial pressures would force the plant's owner Entergy to shut down smaller reactors, like the one in Vernon, but the company denied that.

The plant has not left the grid since November of 2011 but at times has scaled back power due to problems.

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