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Vt. high court denies request to close Vermont Yankee

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Supreme Court has denied a petition to shut down the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

New England Coalition, an anti-nuclear group, contended that Entergy Corp., the plant's owner, had violated the sales order authorizing Entergy to buy the plant in 2002.

At issue was a clause over a 2012 deadline for a new state permit.

The Vermont Public Service Board said Entergy is in violation of the 2002 agreement and is taking more testimony before making a final decision. In the meantime, it says the plant can continue to operate.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports in its decision Monday, the court ruled the coalition has not requested, nor has the board issued, an order directing Entergy to stop operating the plant on the grounds advanced by the group.

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