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Hundreds expected to march against Vt. nuke plant
Protesters gather against continued operation of Vt nuke plant after 40-year license expires
By The Associated Press

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) ' Protesters are gathering in Brattleboro for a march against the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Thursday marks the first day of the plant's operation after its initial 40-year operating license expired on Wednesday.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the plant a 20-year license extension, but the state of Vermont wants the plant to close.



The protesters plan to march to the plant's Brattleboro headquarters. A number of protesters are expected to trespass on Vermont Yankee property and be arrested on Thursday.

The plant itself is located in Vernon.

In a statement, Vermont Yankee said the company respects the rights of opponents to peacefully protest, but the company's employees will not be distracted from their jobs.


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