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Little to happen at Vt. Yankee after closure

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VERNON, Vt. (AP) - A top official with the company that owns the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant says there's not likely to be much activity at the Vernon plant in the first six to 10 years after it closes next year.

But Entergy Vice President Michael Twomey says the company might not take the full 60 years it is allowed to decommission the plant, which is scheduled to shut down next year.

The Rutland Herald reports Twomey made the comments Thursday during a meeting of the Vermont State Nuclear Advisory Panel in Vernon.

Twomey says that for the first few years after the plant closes there will be little activity other than the handling of spent nuclear fuel.

Vermont officials want the plant dismantled as soon as possible after it closes.

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